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TAGI ACTIVITIES IN THE FIELD

TAGI ACTIVITIES IN THE FIELD

Tano-Suraw Agribusiness Growth Initiative (TAGI)

Tano-Suraw Agribusiness Growth Initiative (TAGI) is a community-based integrated agricultural development project which employs locally-driven strategies for accelerated rural development.

TAGI is designed to stimulate long term economic growth and improve the livelihood of communities in the Wiawso area by:

Strengthening agricultural productivity

Improving farm management skills

Increasing market linkages and supply chain interventions, and

Improving access to microfinance


The overarching goal of TAGI is to create "economies of scale” while integrating small scale farmers into local and regional supply chains by training farmers to produce for available markets.

Based on the assessment of the communities in the mine catchment area as well as surrounding areas, African Connections in partnership with Chirano Gold Mine Ltd and in collaboration with the five (5) affected communities – Paboase, Akoti, Etwebo, Kwawkrom and Anyinase - designed the Tano-Suraw Agribusiness Growth Initiative (TAGI).

Sefwi Wiawso / Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai Districts are widely known for their potential for agricultural activities. The districts’ agro-ecological conditions are excellent for the cultivation of plantain, chili pepper, soybeans, and citronella. Statistically, approximately three-quarters of the economically active population is engaged in agriculture.


The initial intervention concerned three crops – chili pepper, plantain and soybean. These crops have high export potential with high economic returns. Cultivation of ginger is also a potentially viable crop for export.

EVENTS

Upcoming Events

Ninth "Focus on Africa: Trade Mission to U.S.A.”, (Sept 20th – 30th 2012), Washington D.C. and New York

Third Annual "Focus on Agriculture: Market Driven Agriculture For Accelerated Rural Economic Development " on (September 2012), College of Physicians and Surgeons, Accra

Past Events

"America & Ghana, Partner in Development: Trade and Investment Exhibition & Conference” (October 8th – 10th 2002), International Conference Centre Accra, Ghana

"America & West Africa, Partners in Development: Business Investment & Development Opportunities Conference and Exhibition” (February 19th – 23rd 2004), M-Plaza Hotel, Accra, Ghana

"America & West Africa, Partners in Development: Business Investment & Development Opportunities Conference and Exhibition” (February 23rd – 26th 2005), Coconut Grove Regency Hotel Accra, Ghana

"America & West Africa, Partners in Development: Business Investment & Development Opportunities Conference and Exhibition” (February 16th – 17th 2006), Coconut Grove Regency Hotel

"Doing Business in Ghana: Trade and Manufacturing Opportunities for U. S. Companies”, (November 15th 2001), American National Bank, 120 South La Salle, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

"Focus on Africa: Business and Investment Trade Mission to U.S.A.” (2003 - 2008), Chicago and Washington, D. C.

"Focus on Africa: Business and Investment Trade Mission to U.S.A.” (June 11th – 22nd 2011), Washington D.C. and New York

"Focus on Ghana: Business and Development Opportunities Conference and Exhibition: (May 2002), Fairmont Hotel, Chicago Illinois

"Focus on Agriculture: Market Driven Agriculture for Accelerated Rural Economic Development” (November 4th – 5th 2010), Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS), Accra, Ghana

"Focus on Agriculture: Market Driven Agriculture For Accelerated Rural Economic Development Conference and Exhibition” (November 5th – 6th 2009), Sunyani Polytechnic, Sunyani, Ghana

Inter District Conference "Sustainable Development for Rural Communities: Utilizing Innovative Strategies to Accelerate Development Toward Middle Income Status” (August 28th – 29th 2008), Institute Of Local Government Studies, Accra, Ghana

Inter District Conference "Ghana @ 50 Inter-District Forum and Exhibition: "Sustainable Development for Rural Communities: A Key to Ghana’s Growth in the Next 50 Years” (May 30th – June 1st 2007), Kwabena Nketia Conference Hall, University of Ghana, Legon