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ADVOCACY ACTIONS IMPROVES PINEAPPLE YIELDS IN EKUMFI

Advocacy action by members of the Ekumfi Srafa Pineapple Growers Association (ESPGA) in Ekumfi in the Central Region has resulted in the increased allocation of the number of agricultural extension officers to the district to provide technical assistants to the farmers thereby improving their yields.

Members of the Ekumfi Srafa Pineapple Growers Association are happy with their recent financial status due to the high level of yields they have been recording from their farming activities as a result of adhering to best agronomy practices.

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BUSAC FUND RECEIVES CITATION FROM GARIA

The Ghana Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Advisors (GARIA) presented a citation to the BUSAC Fund at the first GARIA Presidential Fund raising Dinner and Awards Night held in Accra on 3rd August, 2019. GARIA presented the citation In recognition of the BUSAC Fund's commitment to the development of Ghana's private sector, and in appreciation of the Fund's support to GARIA's advocacy initiatives over the years. His Excellency, President Nana Akuffo Addo acknowledged the BUSAC Fund's support for GARIA in his address. 

 

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MINISTRY WORKS ON POLICY

 The Ministry of Business Development is developing a national entrepreneurship policy to help address most of the difficulties faced by entrepreneurs.

It has started the process by successfully initiating a draft document of the policy. The ministry, as part of its broader stakeholder engagement in the development of the policy, has met with stakeholders in the private sector, including the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) and the Private Enterprise Federation, to introduce them to the document and solicit their inputs to fine-tune it.

 

AMDT ADVOCACY SPECIALIST INTERACTS WITH BUSAC FUND

The Agricultural Markets Development Trust (AMDT), a sister fund of BEST-Dialogue Tanzania, has been established as a long-term facility to address challenges experienced in past market development initiatives in Tanzania. Established by the Governments of Denmark, Sweden, Ireland and Switzerland, the Trust works towards strengthening market systems for business associations within the agricultural sector, with special focus on making markets work for the poor. 

As part of efforts to enhance the advocacy capacity of business associations, and to promote constructive public-private sector dialogue in Tanzania, AMDT’s Advo

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