Workshop on ‘Modelling biomass-based value webs for Ghana’ September 24-26, 2014

The three day workshop was held in Accra, Ghana and was organized by the Center for Development Research (ZEF), CONSIDEO and the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA).
The main goal of the workshop was the development of qualitative and quantitative models of biomass-based value webs in Ghana in a moderated, software-assisted environment with stakeholders. Stakeholders were local experts of the biomass sector in research, economics and administration. The models are, on the one hand, used for the description of biomass-based material-, capital- and information flows between stakeholders of the biomass sector and on the other hand used as tools for the presentation and analysis of cause-effect relations.


Participants were experts of the Center for Development Research (ZEF), Consideo, the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research in Ghana (ISSER), the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), the Women in Agricultural Development (WIAD) of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Republic of Ghana (MOFA), the Food Processing and Engineering Division of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the Council for Industrial Relations (CIR), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi/Ghana, the Root & Tuber Improvement & Marketing Programme, the Ghana National Association of Poultry Farmers and the Kwaduro College of Agriculture.