The 2017 round of GAIA competitions was funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) as part of its High Five strategy, which includes Feed Africa, an initiative to transform Africa’s agricultural sector for enhanced and inclusive economic growth.
“GAIA addresses the need for inclusive innovation systems in agricultural research and development by ensuring the visibility, commercialization and scaling up of gender responsive agricultural innovations.” Dr. Basil Jones, AfDB’s Gender Policy and Program Coordinator
1 April 2017. Ghana has entered into agreements with two foreign investment companies in the agricultural sector. The two agricultural organizations; African Agribusiness Incubators Network and the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development have signed an MOU to intensify women’s participation in Agriculture in Ghana. According to the two institutions, talks have begun with the Ministries of Trade as well as Employment and Labour Relations to best implement their agenda of including more women in the agricultural sector.