This study was commissioned by the F2F Special Program Support Project (SPSP), implemented by the Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA). It looks at the extent of minority engagement within the F2F program, particularly how to increase the recruitment of minority volunteers and expand engagement with minority serving organizations (MSOs). In contrast to previous studies, this assignment involved not only a review of the literature, but also surveys and interviews to capture the perspectives of current and potential participants to the Farmer-to-Farmer Program.
This guide was produced by Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA) as a resource to help volunteer sending organizations create or improve their volunteer safety and security policies and procedures. It includes recommended steps for creating policies and procedures, a policies and procedures template, and links to additional resources.
Farmer-to-Farmer Implementers collaborated to hold a learning event in celebration of 30 years of Farmer-to-Farmer. This two-hour learning event, held in Washington D.C. on December 3, 2016, attracted approximately 95 participants from Farmer-to-Farmer implementers, USAID, Congress, media outlets, and volunteers. Former F2F volunteers comprised approximately 20 percent of the attendees.
Ghana is a signatory of the WTO agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures. This international agreement sets out a framework for food safety as well as plant health. While food safety is important for both national as well as international trade, phytosanitary compliance can especially be a big obstacle for international trade. The current weakness of the sanitary and phytosanitary compliance system for Ghanaian vegetables might hamper development of the sector in the years to come.
Presentation on specific fruit borer pests of significance for exports of peppers
Presentation by the Vegetable Task Force that reviews its mandate, approach, and status of its work.
Summary of a study by the GhanaVeg Program and Wageningen UF that describes the value of greenhouse cultivation in the horticulture sector and makes recommendations for Ghana.
Thaumatotibia leucotreta (sometimes Cryptophlebia leucotreta) is commonly called False Codling Moth (FCM). Its caterpillars (larvae) attack more than 70 host plants mainly in Africa. This document contains technical notes relevant for training pepper growers in Ghana about FCM and strategies for controlling the pest.
This LTT on SPS issues in Ghana highlights major issues on SPS for policymakers and suggests corrective measures to allow lifting the ongoing ban on 5 plant commodities.