Replicating and promoting broader adoption of innovative climate-smart agroecology initiative within community landscapes in Ghana, Liberia, and Sierra Leone
Replicating and promoting broader adoption of innovative climate-smart agroecology initiative within community landscapes in Ghana, Liberia, and Sierra Leone
The main objective of this project is to promote knowledge exchange, replication and broader adoption of proven technologies and good practices in agroecology and climate-smart agriculture among smallholder farmers in Ghana, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in order to improve farmers’ incomes, food security and their dignity whilst promoting sustainable land management.
The specific objectives are to:
a) promote knowledge transfer and build skills local farmers in proven technologies and good practices in inclusive-investment for agroecology and climate-smart agriculture as solutions to land degradation, hunger, and poverty within rural landscapes;
b) support smallholder farmers to invest in proven technologies in agroecology and climate-smart agriculture as business enterprises to create wealth and sustainable incomes in rural economies;
c) increase access and exchange communications among rural communities with the aim of creating greater awareness of common problems and adoption of technological innovations leading to more robust agricultural and food systems that facilitate rural economic integration and sustainable incomes;
d) support policymakers with appropriate recommendations for food security, poverty alleviation, and adaptation to climate change based on agroecology in order to respond to the problems most seriously affecting rural farmers in West Africa.

The specific project outputs are:
• 200 local farmers from Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone adopt innovative agroecology technologies.
• Capacities of 200 small holder farmers developed in the production of quality ecosystem goods to take advantage of market opportunities and to build market linkages with local, regional and international markets.
• 150 ha degraded agricultural landscapes restored to functions as soil stabilization, biological diversity, carbon sequestration, water resource management and increased trade of community-based products.
• 200 farmers obtain improved technical skills and capacity to seize new market opportunities by strengthening entrepreneurial and business management skills of small entrepreneurs, particularly indigenous people, women, youth and other vulnerable groups.

The project seeks to upscale and promote broader adoption of proven agroecology and climate-smart agricultural technologies, systems and practices in the three West African countries as follows: a) investing in proven technologies for small-scale farmers that lead to improving food security and climate change adaptation for both organic/agroecology and conventional farmers; b) promoting innovations and tested technologies jointly developed by farmers and researchers; c) adopting technological innovations that will lead to more robust agricultural and food systems to rejuvenate rural economic integration and sustainable incomes.
 

Project Snapshot

Grantee:
CENTER FOR ECOLOGICAL AGRICULTURAL AND LIVELIHOOD
Country:
Ghana
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Operational Phase:
OP7 - Y1 (Jul 20-Jun 21)
Grant Amount:
US$ 150,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 24,000.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 21,250.00
Project Number:
GHA/SGP/OP6/Y6/CORE/SSC/2020/001
Start Date:
12/2020
End Date:
6/2022
Status:
Currently under execution

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Project Characteristics and Results
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples
Some chiefs and opinion leaders in Ghana along the landscape were consulted in the designing of the project.
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
The entry point of this study will be to introduce innovations and the purpose of these models would be made clear to the communities. This meeting will be a community interaction. The opinion leaders and the local authorities will be officially informed prior to the implementation. The project will carry out an inception project workshop with all key stakeholders at a location within the project site and the framework of activities outlined. The results of the project will be presented at another three-day workshop to validate the results at the project site.
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Indicators
Empowerment
Number of CBOs / NGOs participated / involved in SGP project 6
Empowerment
Number of CBOs / NGOs formed or registered through the SGP project 3
Empowerment
Number of women participated / involved in SGP project 120
Empowerment
Number of indigenous people participated/involved in SGP project 100
Empowerment
Number and type of support linkages established with national government institutions 6
Biophysical
Hectares of degraded land rest 250
Biophysical
Hectares of land sustainably managed by project 150
Biophysical
Number of innovations or new technologies developed / applied 5
Biophysical
Number of local policies informed in land degradation focal area 2
Livehood
Increase in household income by increased income or reduced costs due to SGP project 80
Livehood
Number of households who have benefited* from SGP project 200
Livehood
Number of individuals (gender diaggregated) who have benefited* from SGP project 800

Grantee Contact

Mr. Alhassan Suelemana
Phone: +233 504395442
Email: infoceal2016@gmail.com
 

Address

P O Box 10
Walewale , Northern East ,

SGP Country office contact

Dr. George Buabin Ortsin
Phone:
233-242-977980
Email:
Ms. Lois Sarpong
Phone:
+233 505740909
Email:

Address

UNDP, Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme P.O. Box 1423
Accra, Greater Accra, 233-302