Kuapa Kokoo Sustainable Development Programme (KKSDP)

MPA-Ghana is collaborating with the Kuapa Kokoo Farmers Union (KKFU) to rollout cutting-edge interventions to improve agricultural production in six of Ghana’s seven cocoa growing regions. Specific interventions under this partnership include TeleAgric Consultation Centre (TACC), Agric Strengthening Systems (through input supply and training in good agricultural practices), Land Reclamation (from illegal mining) and Alternative Livelihood Support for female farmers.

The Tele-Agric Consultation Project 

MPA in collaboration with Kuapa Kokoo developed a TeleAgric Center to bridge information flow from research and academia to farmers. This is to improve agricultural extension services to a large number of farmers in rural communities. In 2018, MPA developed an electronic application to register over 100,000 farmers unto the teleagric system and to map out the farm lands they operate on. MPA /Kuapa Kokoo signed an MOU with Airtel/Tigo and subsequently, dedicated SIM cards have been generated for the farmers to call the center at no cost at the point of call.

The Tele-Agric Consultation Centre (TACC), the first of its kind in Ghana, leverages on the SDGs to provide technology-driven, climate-smart agricultural platform for knowledge sharing between actors in the cocoa value chain using smartphones. The concept seeks to bridge the information gap between cocoa farmers, academia, researchers, agricultural inputs dealers and technical experts by providing

Coffee 

Millennium Promise Alliance (MPA) currently hosts the national secretariat of the Coffee Federation of Ghana (CFG), an independent, not-for-profit organization incorporated under the laws of Ghana. The CFG is composed of representatives of companies operating at the various points in the Ghanaian coffee value chain mainly producers, processors including roasters and hullers, retailers, exporters, and consulting companies. Since its formation, the Federation has undertaken a number of initiatives including:

  1. Hosting of the 7th ACRAM General Assembly and 5th Scientific Colloquium
  2. Convened the Maiden National Coffee Business Forum
  3. Mapping of the coffee value chain actors in Ghana
  4. Hosting of Pinhalense visit to Ghana
  5. Paid a working visit to Pinhalense headquarters in Brazil
  6. Engaged with Key Stakeholders in Government and the private sector
  7. Drafting of Coffee Roadmap

MPA and Kuapa Kokoo are partnering with Lavazza, one of the world’s leading coffee producers, to establish a multi-purpose factory on a three-acre plot at Boankra free zones area for the storage, processing and retailing of processed coffee in Ghana. The site for the factory serves as a central location for coffee beans due to the proposed siting of the inland port.  On that same stretch at Ejisu in the Ashanti region, a coffee-cocoa plaza for retailing of finished processed coffee and cocoa products will be established.

MPA is partnering the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and Traditional authorities to provide the platform and facilitate model Coffee-farming projects in Ghana to create jobs and aid the country’s diversification efforts towards coffee production. The project aims to create jobs for unemployed youth to aid in the country’s diversification drive towards coffee production as a cash crop and promote sustainable livelihoods for the youth.