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    Consultancy Opportunity in Finance

    USAID FinGAP is looking to hire a team of consultants to undertake an assessment of the project’s grant program and impact. Financing of agribusiness enterprises is facilitated by USAID FinGAP and disbursed through Ghanaian FIs who have received pay-for-performance (P4P) grants from the project to incentivize them to increase investments into the target value chains, along with ongoing technical assistance. One of the key development hypotheses upon which USAID FinGAP was designed is that “smart incentives” can motivate FIs to expand agricultural lending and investment, and that once proof of concept is established, technical capacity is built, and the necessary…

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    We’re Hiring!

    USAID FinGAP is hiring a long term Office Manager for its office in Accra, Ghana. The role of the position is to provide overall management of operations, administration, logistics, procurement, human resources, information technology, property and security in the project office (Accra) and the field office (Tamale) with the goal of ensuring that the project is implemented in accordance with USAID and Palladium rules, regulations and procedures. Supervision will range in scope from daily oversight of project facilities (office space, equipment and vehicles) to liaising between staff and administration, to ensuring that the project has sufficient systems in place to…

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    Consultancy Opportunity

    USAID FinGAP is looking for consultants to complete an agribusiness assignment in Ghana, from November 2017 through February 2018. The project has achieved significant success in increasing access to finance, having facilitated over $136 million in new private capital transactions for 2,252 agribusinesses to date. However, the project still has an existing pipeline of deals worth over $150M which are yet to be closed. Many of these are deals that were profiled by the project over the past four years; despite their initial promise, a large proportion of these profiled deals did not result in BAS engagement or financing by…

  • In the Media

    USAID FinGAP benefits 2,000 agribusiness in Northern Ghana

    GhanaWeb Report on USAID FinGAP – GIPC Agriculture and Agribusiness Investment Forum Over 2,000 agribusinesses in the maize, rice and soy value chains in northern Ghana have in the last four years received more than $135 million in private capital support, thanks to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Under the USAID Financing Ghanaian Agriculture Project (USAID FinGAP), over $500,000 in financing was pooled for seed producers and processors in that region. At the 2017 Agriculture and Agribusiness Forum, organised through the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future, the Chief of Party for…

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    USAID FinGAP – GIPC Agriculture and Agribusiness Forum 2017

    The USAID Financing Ghanaian Agriculture Project (USAID FinGAP) and the Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC) jointly organized and hosted an Agriculture and Agribusiness Forum 2017 at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra on October 3, 2017.  The Forum, which was held under the theme ”Agro-Investment: Driving Development and Opportunity along the Agricultural Value Chain”, was designed to attract increased private sector investment to transform Ghana’s agriculture sector. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President of the Republic of Ghana delivered the keynote address at the Forum which was launched by Robert P. Jackson, United States Ambassador to Ghana. Minister of Food and Agriculture…

  • Announcements

    USAID FinGAP – GIPC joint Agriculture and Agribusiness Forum 2017

    Coming Up: USAID FinGAP – GIPC Joint Agriculture and Agribusiness Forum 2017 The USAID Financing Ghanaian Agriculture Project (USAID FinGAP) and the Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC) will jointly host an Agriculture and Agribusiness Forum on October 3, 2017 at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President of the Republic of Ghana and Robert P. Jackson, the United States Ambassador to Ghana, will address the Forum to be attended by over 300 delegates. The Forum which is being held under the theme ”Agro-Investment: Driving Development and Opportunity along the Agricultural Value Chain” provides an excellent opportunity for…

  • In the Media

    USAID FinGAP Awards

    The Feed the Future USAID Financing Ghanaian Agriculture Project (USAID FinGAP) has awarded 10 financial institutions and four Business Advisory Service (BAS) providers for facilitating and disbursing financing into the maize, rice, and soy value chains from January 2014 to May 2017. USAID FinGAP awards financial institutions & other

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    Graphic Business Highlights USAID FinGAP’s Partnership with Builsa Community Bank

    USAID Financing Ghanaian Agriculture Project’s work with Builsa Community Bank opens financing opportunities for smallholder farmers in northern Ghana. Read the full story in the Graphic Business report from May 2, 2017: Graphic Business May 2 2017 – Builsa Community Bank

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    Daily Graphic Reports on USAID FinGAP Agribusiness Investment Summit

    Daily Graphic reports on USAID Financing Ghanaian Agriculture Project’s 2017 Agribusiness Investment Summit held in Accra on May 4, 2017. Full story can be found below: Daily Graphic – FinGAP Investment Summit May 4 2017

  • Events

    Palladium Making Strategic Financing Work for Agriculture

    On May 4, 2017, Palladium’s USAID Financing Ghanaian Agriculture (USAID FinGAP) hosted its 4th annual Ghana Agribusiness Investment Summit in Accra, the theme of which is “Making Strategic Financing Work for Agriculture.” An estimated 300 members of the country’s agribusiness, transaction advisory, financial institution and investment elite were in attendance, along with representatives of the US and Ghanaian governments, donor community, and international investors.  USAID FinGAP is a US $22M investment platform managed by Palladium on behalf of USAID Ghana.  The goal of USAID FinGAP is to channel financing and investment to maize, rice and soy small, medium and large…