One hundred farmer families and women groups will increase the production of their staple crop in a climate-friendly way, have access to markets with 20,000 consumers, and contribute to free school meal programmes.
PINASOL will train 100 farming families and women-groups to grow staple crops in a climate friendly way. Some of these crops are maize, plantain, yams, cassava, cocoyam, cocoa, rice and other local nutritious and indigenous vegetables. We will also train them how to process foods in ways that add value and provide them access to the market. For example, processing cassava and plantain to make fufu floor, drying bananas and plantains to produce chips, or making fortified gari are a few ways farmers came add value to their products and increase their profits.
About 70% of our target beneficiaries are single female heads of household who must rely on subsistence farming to feed their families. This project will significantly increase their income which will allow them to provide other essentials for their children.
The 991 farmers currently engaged in PINASOL’s VSLA Program (Village Savings and Loan Association) indicate that climate change, inadequate farm inputs and post-harvest storage are major challenges for them. Therefore, this project aims to provide quality inputs, such as, seeds, seedlings, equipment, climate-smart agriculture, and online marketing.
Longer term impact is threefold:
The budget for the following activities is GHS 20,661 (or €3,047):
PINASOL contributes another €5,077 to the project and improved seedlings for the farmers are provided by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture. The total project costs are set at GHS103,306 (or €15,235). That would allow to target up to 500 families.