Project Profile: Achieving impact at scale through ICT-enabled extension services in Ghana

Using radio and cell phones to speed adoption of better farming practices in Ghana

Radio broadcasts, text messaging, and phone apps are providing more farmers with the information and market linkages needed to adopt technologies that increase their productivity and improve nutrition in their communities. Trials throughout Africa demonstrated these efforts were most effective when led by the private sector. The results included increased yields, higher incomes, and greater adoption of good farming practices. The model will be further refined in Ghana forscale up in that country and beyond.

Find our more about some preliminary lessons learned from this project here

This work was carried out with the aid of a grant from Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC),, and with financial support from the Government of Canada, provided through Global Affairs Canada (GAC),

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Ian Pringle
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