Improving Food Safety Systems (IFSSP)

The overarching goal for IFSSP is to improve access to markets for Ghana's farmers.
  • Program Snapshot

  • Country: Ghana
  • Award Value: $2,854,418
  • VEGA Lead Member: International Executive Service Corps (IESC)
  • Timeline: May 1, 2016 to September 15, 2018
  • Volunteers: 60
  • Local Partners:

    Ghana Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Plant Protection and Regulatory Services, Ghana Export Promotion Authority

  • Theme: sanitary and phytosanitary standards, traceability systems, export market improvement, value chains

The objective is to strengthen the sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) compliance system for Ghanaian fruits and vegetables to enable public and private sector collaboration for active growth in exports and sector productivity/profitability. To achieve this vision, specialists and policymakers will be prepared to implement agricultural traceability systems and farmers and other value chain actors will adopt recommendations to mitigate SPS issues. IESC and its partner, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), will deploy 60 volunteers who will contribute more than 1,000 days of service to accomplish these results.