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Summary learning report Ghana 2006 : evaluation ECAMIC project


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Abstract: At the end of 2006, an evaluation exercise was conducted as part of an annual exercise designed to gauge the progress, outcome and impact of the ECAMIC project to date. The ECAMIC project uses ICT innovatively to promote market access and equity for farming communities in the Eastern Corridor of the Northern Region of Ghana. The project works with individuals and organizations of men and women in organised community-based groups and cooperatives to create access to market information. The vast majority (88%) of users have reported achieving their aims through participation in the project, with many citing improved household food security. The majority of users also consistently reported high rates of satisfaction with the content and delivery of the various training packages that formed part of the project. Similarly the delivery of market information to farmers received high satisfaction ratings. On the other hand, women have observed that agricultural produce that are exclusively produced by them are not featured on the list of commodities for which the project collects and disseminates market information. As such, women are unable to take advantage of the availability of market information to increase their earnings from their produce. Project cost and sustainability was another issue.
Series Title: Learning Report
Corporate author(s): International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD)
Country: Ghana
Category: Practice
Keywords: information and communication technologies , trade
Language: eng
Organization: IICD - International Institute for Communication and Development
PAGE: 3
Place: The Hague
Publisher: IICD
Year: 2006
Region: Africa South of Sahara , West Africa
Right: © 2006 IICD
Subject: Information, Knowledge and Communication
Title: Summary learning report Ghana 2006 : evaluation ECAMIC project