Policy Planning Monitoring & Evaluation Directorate (PPMED)

PPMED is one of the line Directorates of MoFA and it consist of the following divisions:

  • Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Policy Planning & Analysis
  • Budget
  • Project Coordination
  • Agribusiness
  • Modernizing Agriculture in Ghana (MAG)

FUNCTIONS

  • Formulation and analysis of agricultural policies and assessment of impact on both producers and consumers;
  • Coordination of sector programs
  • Coordination of the preparation of MOFA’s Annual Plan and Budget;
  • Facilitating the release of funds to Cost Centers
  • Monitoring financial expenditures
  • Facilitation of Investment into the agriculture sector
  • M&E of agricultural sector programs, projects and expenditures;
  • Provision of technical support in project appraisal, mid-term and project completion evaluations of programs and projects under the ministry
  • Development and review of sector policies and programs.
  • Dissemination of information on the implementation of agricultural sector activities.

 

Statistics Research & Information Directorate (SRID)

The Statistics Research and Information Directorate (SRID) is one of four line Directorates of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture. The Directorate was established in 1999 (hived off the PPMED) in response to PNDC Law 327, 1991 (i.e. Civil Service Act)

Vision

The vision of SRID is to generate relevant, reliable and timely statistical information on the entire agricultural sector of Ghana through the establishment of an operational food and agricultural statistics system. 

 

MISSION

The Directorate’s mission is to provide relevant, accurate and timely statistics/information on agriculture for stakeholders, to ensure that agricultural production decisions are based on objective and realistic criteria. Further, the directorate exists to ensure that statistics generated for policy formulation, planning, monitoring and evaluation are efficiently communicated within the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and also to the general public.

FUNCTIONS

  1. To conduct annual crop and livestock survey to generate statistics on area planted, yields and production of various crops grown in Ghana, as well as livestock population
  2. To undertake periodic assessment of food situation in the country
  3. Prepare an annual crop budget for major food crops by ecological zones
  4. Conduct market surveys
  5. To operate an effective and efficient data management system

ESTABLISHED UNITS

  1. AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS AND CENSUS UNIT (ASCU)
  2. MARKETING STATISTICS UNIT (MSU)
  3. ICT UNIT

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