Women empowerment in innovative climate-smart agroecology to support sustainable land management, food security, and livelihood enterprises in New Longoro landscape of the Black Volta Basin
Women empowerment in innovative climate-smart agroecology to support sustainable land management, food security, and livelihood enterprises in New Longoro landscape of the Black Volta Basin
This proposed project seeks to empower women in the Banda District by addressing poverty, and promoting livelihoods and food security through a market-led climate smart vegetable gardening, mix cropping, bee keeping, honey production, livestock production and agro-ecology activities. Through climate smart agricultural techniques, the project will address the risks associated with climate change variability, and food insecurity within the Black Volta river basin in the Banda Areas. This project aims to contribute towards improving local food security schemes, scale-up nutritional levels, end hunger, malnutrition and poverty through promotion of agro-ecological techniques. It will promote food sufficiency and scale-up nutritional levels through engaging smallholder women and youth farmers in scale climate smart livestock raring, bee-keeping, agro-forestry technologies and vegetable production. The project will mobilise and support 100 smallholder women farmers into sustainable agriculture especially in fresh vegetable cultivation (onions, okra, tomatoes, pepper, cabbage, lettuce, carrots etc.), Bee-keeping, Agro-forestry and livestock development programmes in accordance with the farmers and market preference
 

Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Fama Nyame Women Farmers Association
Country:
Ghana
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Operational Phase:
OP7 - Y1 (Jul 20-Jun 21)
Grant Amount:
US$ 22,100.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 7,000.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 23,900.00
Project Number:
GHA/SGP/OP7/Y1/CORE/LD/2021/08
Start Date:
4/2021
End Date:
3/2023
Status:
Currently under execution
Project Characteristics and Results
Capacity - Building Component
Developing the capacities of the farmers in household and farm waste management to prevent waste burning by learning how to collect waste from homes, segregating the waste into degradable and non-degradable; recycling the degradable waste into organic compost, using the compost to produce organic vegetable and establishment of agroforestry farms; focusing on preparation and use of POPs alternatives natural pesticides to control pests and establishing apiaries to assist pollination and produce honey. The main project business involves building the capacities of Youth as enviro-entrepreneurs to invest in compost preparation using the aerobic process to produce organic compost. The business involves collecting waste from the house to house and sorting them out; preparation and packaging of liquid fertilizer (folio) and granules (pellets) and pesticides using organic materials. Famers will invest in a tree nursery, beekeeping, dry season vegetable, and agroforestry using the compost produced from the project. The agriculture inputs are supplied to the farmers on the credit system and the profits are reinvested in the business. Farmers’ training schools have been set up to train farmers on farms. The farmers would be trained to reduce the costs of pesticides and pests in agrarian production. The project addresses the gaps in rural development, by focusing on conservation, organic production, social entrepreneurship, and marketing hubs. Agro-Eco farmers entail key features including but not limited to: seeds and plant genetic conservation, farmer-led and participatory plant breeding, community-based seed banks and learning farms, training of young farmers in organic product processing.
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. This validation report will also be presented at a major workshop in Accra to solicit support for the sustainability of the project. A comprehensive report with video documentary will be develop and submitted to the donor, governing council, District Assemblies, communities and other key relevant stakeholders.
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Indicators
Empowerment
Number of CBOs / NGOs participated / involved in SGP project 2
Empowerment
Number of CBOs / NGOs formed or registered through the SGP project 1
Empowerment
Number of women participated / involved in SGP project 55
Empowerment
Number of indigenous people participated/involved in SGP project 50
Empowerment
Innovative financial mechanisms put in place through SGP project 2
Biophysical
Hectares of degraded land rest 100
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

Ms Priddy Adusah
Phone: +233246974336
 

Address

C/O the Chief Palace, Box 10 Kyingakrom
Kyingakrom , 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