Supporting action to reduce the spread and impacts of COVID-19 in Ghana
Operating in the context of a vital agricultural service, MADE’s priority is to continue key activities without compromising the health and welfare of our team or creating risks for those with whom we work. Recognising that the MADE business-to-farmer (B2F) model provides an important link to some of Ghana’s most vulnerable rural communities, we will be working with our partner agribusinesses to find creative ways of providing critical information and hygiene-related inputs to farming communities, while helping Northern Ghana navigate the challenging agricultural season ahead.
As part of its strengthened support to agribusinesses in response to the challenges of COVID-19, in June–July 2020, MADE recruited agricultural extension graduates for a short-term internship programme.
Guidelines to prevent the transmission of COVID-19
MADE has developed workplace guidelines for agribusinesses to help them protect the health of their staff and customers, and prevent the transmission of COVID-19.
Watch our series of short animations to learn more.
What is COVID-19?
How do I know if I have COVID-19 and what should I do if I have any symptoms?
How to reduce the risk of COVID-19
The information bank below collated useful resources and thinking on COVID-19 from external sources.
Ghana Health Service Updates
The latest situation updates and data from Ghana.
WHO Regional Office for Africa Updates
A thematic hub collecting situation reports, up-to-date guidance and an ArcGIS Africa Dashboard from the World Health Organisation’s regional office.
Africa CDC Factsheet: Statement on Medications to Treat COVID-19
A printable factsheet to counteract inaccurate information regarding prevention and treatment.
Africa CDC: Simple Instructions on Use of Face Masks
A pair of posters with graphics on how to use and how not to use a face mask.
Africa CDC: Guidance on Environmental Decontamination in the Context of COVID-19
Guidance on the principles of decontaminating workspaces and other spaces, including chemicals, equipment and hygiene.
Africa CDC: Hand Washing Facility Options for Resource Limited Settings
Instructions for constructing and maintaining non-contact hand washing stations.
Guide to Local Production: WHO-Recommended Handrub Formulations
World Health Organization instructions for preparing hand sanitiser from basic chemicals that may be more widely available.
AGRA Guidelines in View of COVID-19
Guideline briefs for African seed companies, soil fertility and fertiliser partners, grain markets, extension activities, inclusive finance partners and agro-dealer development partners.
International Trade Centre: Supporting Small Businesses through the COVID-19 Crisis
Insights and guidance to small businesses searching for ways to cope with the operational stress generated by COVID-19, with a frequent focus on Africa.
The World Food Programme’s live map of hunger-related indicators and hazards, which has been updated with COVID-19 alerts and statistics by country income group.
UN Food and Agriculture Organization: Analyses and Solutions
A continually updated compilation of policy responses with their pros and cons for agricultural and food systems.
UN Food and Agriculture Organization: Q&A
Questions and answers on the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on food and agriculture.
UN Food and Agriculture Organization: Resources
Publications and video resources on COVID-19 from FAO.
UN Food and Agriculture Organization: Crop Calendars and COVID-19
FAO recommendations on planting and harvesting tasks during the COVID-19 outbreak using crop calendars.
FAO: Extension and Advisory Services: At the Frontline of the Response to COVID-19 to Ensure Food Security
Guidance on how extension and advisory service providers (such as Farm Enterprise Advisors) can play a frontline role.
ILO Topic: COVID-19 and the World of Work
The International Labour Organization’s page of global news and information on disruptions to economies, work and labour.
ILO Country Policy Responses: Ghana
A detailed profile of economic measures currently implemented by the Government of Ghana, employers’ and workers’ organizations, and the International Labour Organization.
Farm Radio International: Our Response
What farm radio stations are doing across Africa to spread information.
Afreximbank Pandemic Trade Impact Mitigation Facility
Announcement of the African Export-Import Bank’s $3 billion facility in support of central banks and other financial institutions.
Ghana COVID-19 Private Sector Fund
A private sector-led initiative “to provide a prompt response to the hardship and suffering arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic”.
Ghana Tech Lab SLI-COVID-19 Challenge
Announcement of the launch of a $10,000 challenge for local solutions supporting the fight against COVID-19.
Better Than Cash Alliance
Latest updates from an alliance promoting the use of digital payments during the crisis, including news and webinars.
Planting for Food and Jobs Programme
Information and resources on the PFJ Programme.
COVID-19: Safeguarding Food Systems and Promoting Healthy Diets
Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, June 2020
Policy Responses to Keep Input Markets Flowing in Times of COVID-19
FAO, 4 May 2020
Toward a Cash-Lite Ghana: Building an Inclusive Digital Payments Ecosystem
Government of Ghana, 18 May 2020
Unsung Heroes: How Small Farmers Cope with COVID-19
International Trade Centre, 4 May 2020
Rapid Literature Review: Nutrition
Maintains, May 2020
COVID-19 in Africa: Protecting Lives and Economies
UNECA, 24 April 2020
COVID-19 and Smallholder Producers’ Access to Markets
FAO, 15 April 2020
The Coronavirus Pandemic: A Perspective from Ghana
Psychology Today, 15 April 2020
Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Africa’s Agriculture
Selina Wamucii, 14 April 2020
The Impact of COVID-19 on Women
UN Women, 9 April 2020
What COVID-19 Reveals about Educational Inequality in Ghana
Al Jazeera, 7 April 2020
Rapid Literature Review: Community Health Workers
Maintains, April 2020
Rapid Literature Review: Gender
Maintains, April 2020
Coping with COVID-19: A Series for Young Entrepreneurs
Ye! Community, April-June 2020 (6 episodes).
Free COVID-19 Online Courses on OpenWHO
A collection of relevant training courses from the World Health Organization on subjects such as standard precautions, equipment usage and emergency care.
Responsible Digital Payments during COVID-19: Insights from Jordan, Peru and Ghana
Better Than Cash Alliance, 13 May 2020
SWA Ministerial Webinar: Ghana’s WASH Action Plan
The Ghanaian Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Hon. Cecilia Dapaah, explains the plans that have been put in place to ensure access to water, sanitation and hygiene for all and combat COVID-19.
Supporting SMEs During COVID-19
International Training Centre of the International Labour Organisation (ITC-ILO) E-campus.
Webinar on Digital Payments in Ebola Response: Lessons for the COVID-19 Crisis
Better Than Cash Alliance, recorded 6 April 2020