The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa’s (AGRA) Ghana Inclusive Agriculture Transformation (GIAT) program announced funding support for the delivery of the Agrihouse Foundation’s 1Household, 1Garden initiative (1H1G).
The new project is receiving financial support from USAID’s Feed the Future initiative through AGRA.
The 1H1G initiative will be implemented in 17 districts in the Northern, North East, Upper West and Upper East Regions of Ghana. It will train 2,000 households and 10 public schools on backyard farming and organic compost preparation. Beneficiaries will also receive trays of vegetable seedlings, seeds, gardening tools, organic fertilizers, and pesticides.
Through this partnership, rural smallholder farmers, especially vulnerable women farmers in the four northern regions of Ghana will boost local food production, mitigate the adverse impacts of current global food shocks and food price volatilities, and enhance household food and nutrition security.
The project will further increase the incomes of smallholder farmer households by enhancing their capacity to better prepare for and adapt to shocks and stresses.
Founded in 2006, AGRA is an African-led African-based organization that seeks to catalyze Agriculture Transformation in Africa. AGRA is focused on putting smallholder farmers at the center of the continent’s growing economy by transforming agriculture from a solitary struggle to survive into farming as a business that thrives. As the sector that employs the majority of Africa’s people, nearly all of them small-scale farmers, AGRA recognizes that developing smallholder agriculture into a productive, efficient, and sustainable system is essential to ensuring food security, lifting millions out of poverty, and driving equitable growth across the continent.
USAID is the world’s premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. On behalf of the American people, USAID promotes and demonstrates democratic values abroad, and advances a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. In support of America’s foreign policy, USAID leads the U.S. Government’s international development and disaster assistance through partnerships and investments that save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance, and help people emerge from humanitarian crises and progress beyond assistance
About Agrihouse Foundation
Agrihouse is a non-governmental agricultural social impact, capacity building, innovation, and project management organization with a special focus on changing the perception of, and consciously shaping the conversation on agriculture through the promotion of people-impact initiatives and programs for students, women, farmers, farming associations, agribusinesses and the entire actors within the value chain. With a combined effort and experience spanning over 30 years, the team is passionate about positioning agriculture development through smart thinking, effective communication, and impactful Agric-friendly projects.
Source: Agrihouse Foundation/zaanews.com/Lilian D. Walter