Building the Capacity and Resilience Of Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) in Climate Change Adaptation in the Banda District of the Black Volta Basin
Building the Capacity and Resilience Of Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) in Climate Change Adaptation in the Banda District of the Black Volta Basin
This project seeks to empower Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) with the Banda District through sustainable agriculture. With the advent of climate change, loss of soil fertility and bad farming practices agricultural yields have dwindled over the past years resulting in food insecurity. Poverty and hunger among vulnerable groups in society particularly PWDs are phenomenal. The focus of the project is to undertake build the capacities of the PWDs in the cultivation of organic vegetables like green pepper, red pepper, cabbage, cucumber, carrots, onions, under simple irrigation. The PWD would be introduced to livestock rearing as inputs for the preparation of organic fertilizer where it is expected that in all 100 local fowls and 60 sheep and goat would be kick-start capital. They will be introduced to woodlot establishment and the use of improved clay stoves. With the support of the District Food and Agriculture the PWD will adopt sustainable agriculture as an innovative means to tackle issues of climate change, promote food sufficiency and end poverty among PWDs in the District. The project is designed to reach out to 120 PWDs in the Banda district.
 

Project Snapshot

Grantee:
GHANA FEDERATION OF DISABLED PERSONS BANDA BRANCH
Country:
Ghana
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Land Degradation
Operational Phase:
OP7 - Y1 (Jul 20-Jun 21)
Grant Amount:
US$ 22,400.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 5,000.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 18,000.00
Project Number:
GHA/SGP/OP7/Y1/CORE/CC/2021/09
Start Date:
4/2021
End Date:
3/2023
Status:
Currently under execution
Project Characteristics and Results
Capacity - Building Component
1.5 Organize capacity building training for the groups in soil and water conservation management, compost preparation, mulching, and cultivation of crop resistant crops
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
A 5ha multi-purpose woodlot and fodder bank would be established to provide fodder for livestock and fuel wood for the community in order to reduce pressure on the forest for fodder and domestic energy. Fast growing trees will be propagated in the woodlot. Seeds of suitable forage species will be broadcast to grow in the woodlot as feed for livestock.
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Indicators
Biophysical
Number of innovations or new technologies developed / applied 2
Biophysical
Number of national policies informed in climate change focal area 1
Empowerment
Number of CBOs / NGOs participated / involved in SGP project 2
Empowerment
Number of CBOs / NGOs formed or registered through the SGP project 1
Biophysical
Hectares of degraded land rest 50
Biophysical
Hectares of land sustainably managed by project 50
Biophysical
Number of innovations or new technologies developed / applied 2
Livehood
Increase in household income by increased income or reduced costs due to SGP project 100
Livehood
Number of households who have benefited* from SGP project 50

Grantee Contact

Mr. Kofi BOAMAH
Phone: +233241926061
 

Address

c/o Box 3 District Assembly Banda Ahenkro
Banda Ahenkro , Bono ,

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