Micro Reforms for African Agribusiness
AGRA selected Ghana to benefit from a five-year agricultural project that sought to compliment government efforts to increase incomes of smallholder farmers through private investment in the sector. The initiative -Micro Reforms for African Agribusiness (MIRA) – supported government efforts to reform regulations that limited private sector investment in smallholder value chains.
It also identified, prioritized and reformed specific agricultural policies and regulations detered private investment in small- and medium-sized agribusinesses operating in smallholder agricultural value chains.
The project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation, was expected to increase the number of smallholder farmers accessing improved technologies supplied by agribusinesses operating in local staple food value chains.