Assessing indicators of change in the delivery of gendered agricultural extension in Ghana
Published: September, 2023
A core activity of the PlantwisePlus programme in Ghana involves working to raise awareness around gender-related inequity and related issues within the country’s agricultural sector.
To evaluate the indicators of change that have resulted from work in this area to date, an assessment, involving insights from national-level stakeholders, extension agents, and farmers, was conducted between December 2022 and March 2023. Findings indicate that there have been changes in knowledge, attitudes and behaviour around ensuring that the agricultural extension system in Ghana is more focused on the needs of women farmers. Changes are being implemented at all levels, with further work and actions to be done to move the extension system from gender sensitive to gender transformative.
Farmers’ crops are increasingly at the mercy of climate change, pests and diseases. PlantwisePlus will work to help countries predict, prepare for and prevent potential threats and reduce crop losses. We will provide comprehensive support to countries and farmers so they meet the increasing global demand for quality food in a changing climate.