women in Ghana
Almost 4,562 women in Ghana from 10 districts of Northern region have trained by The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA-Ghana) on best practice of agronomic to remove poverty and unemployment among women.
Some other training such as soil fertility management has also been given to the women so that they can improve their livelihood and increase yielding.
Planting techniques were also provided to the women.
The support of Marketing Project (INTAPIMP) and three-year Agricultural Productivity Improvement is funded by Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA).
Mr Isaac Kamkam-Boadu, the Project Manager of ADRA at Nayoku has revealed that the purpose of the project is to provide many facilities to the women to remove their hunger and reduce poverty through farming.
Mr Kamkam-Boadu told that poverty is the main reason which urges the northern women to travel to the south and work as female porters to earn their livelihood.
He emphasized that the women have to start their own farming activities to start their business in this case they will send their products into the market and earn income for themselves and their family.
That is why with the help of beneficiaries, the women should provided by seedlings of soya bean, groundnut and other crops to start their own farming.
Further he described that there is also provision of financial institutions to the women so that they can get loans for their farming activities.
Mr William Doku the Project Coordinator at AGRA stated that farming is not only for men but it is also a right of women to earn income through farming.
Madam Rafia Abdulai, one of the beneficiaries told in an interview that she was also engaged with ‘kayayo’ business in Accra but now she return back to home and start farming and her two children are studying in schools.
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