In Ghana, the agricultural sector provides most of the employment but still accounts for a much lower share of the output. Accelerated and sustainable development will hinge on the effective participation especially by rural communities in the agriculture sector.
This can be realized through strengthening the capacity of the rural poor to generate wealth on a sustainable basis. The core problems of poverty, hunger, poor health, unemployment, diminished productivity and reduced life expectancy all find their origins in the stagnation and often retrogression of economic life in the rural areas.
The GSFP seeks to contribute to enhanced agricultural production by providing a secure market to local agriculture production thereby helping curb post-harvest losses and also motivating the local farmer to increase productivity.