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Title:Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) Operating in Ghana's Agricultural Sector: How Can We Harness their Potential?
Author:Galaa, Sylvester Z.
Year:2005
Periodical:Journal of Social Development in Africa (ISSN 1012-1080)
Volume:20
Issue:2
Period:July
Pages:87-111
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Ghana
West Africa
Subjects:NGO
agricultural extension
agricultural development
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Development and Technology
Politics and Government
Agriculture, Agronomy, Forestry
Agricultural extension work
Non-governmental organizations
Agricultural development projects
Abstract:Using empirical data on the activities of NGOs in the agricultural sector of Ghana, this article opens a discussion on how the benefits of NGOs can be harnessed for enhanced growth. The findings indicate that although there are numerous services provided to beneficiaries in the agricultural sector courtesy of the activities of NGOs and civil society organizations, these services are poorly coordinated, resulting in competition and duplication in some cases. This problem has arisen essentially as a result of the absence of a proper framework that specifies programme areas: modalities for geographical focus of the various actors, scope and nature of services delivery, coordination mechanisms, and so on. The paper proposes a number of strategies for harnessing the potential of the NGO sector in Ghana for better results. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]
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