Table 1

Summary of the transformations achieved in Ghana.

Résumé des changements intervenus au Ghana.

Oil palm domain Cocoa domain
An inter-connected network of actors has been formed from smallholders, district assembly, district agricultural development unit, OPRI scientists, export promotion authority, environmental protection authority and Ghana regional appropriate technology service. A network of actors has been formed from farmers association, input and license buying company, Ghana cocoa board, Standards authority and advisor to the Minister of Finance and economic planning.
Smallholder representatives on IP, through awareness creation stopped the use of tyres as fuel for processing oil palm. National level policy officers on IP explored and shared information on price setting mechanism, which was communicated to Minister in charge, and influenced the price paid to farmers that season.
Researcher provided information on good processing practices, and processors have been trained to produce high quality palm oil. IP generated information on barriers to input supply, and communicated to policy makers. Now the process of input distribution has been made transparent through public advertisement in national print media
The IPs activities assisted processors to interact with palm oil export companies.

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