Post Project Evaluation

Trax Ghana and Tools for Self Reliance, UK partnership project – Field visits and post project evaluation meeting – also, finalizing discussions on the next artisans project

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Solar Panel arrives on Trax-Kavli Scholarships farm

Trax Norway shipment of solar panels for cheap, green electricity and assorted items for charity finally arrived on the Trax-Kavli scholarships farm located at Kabusgo, Bongo district in the Upper East region.

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FIELD WORK BY UDS STUDENTS ON PRACTICUM/INTERNSHIP

University for Development Studies third year B.A Development Education practicum Students; Sarah Frimpomaa and Joshua Kojo Bonzo are gathering data in the Beo-Tankoo community, Bongo District on the designed project “Strengthening resilience of rural farmers, especially women through organic dry season farming”. The women constitute about 77% of the farmers who are into organic vegetable farming in the community using a mechanized borehole as perennial water source.
The aim of the project is to: improve the family nutrition, increase household income through the sale of vegetables in commercial quantities, sustain soil productivity and make farming more drought-resistant and more resilient to extreme events. The field exercise of the practicum students is to engage grassroots actors and collect relevant data to help establish how the organic vegetable farming has contributed to environmental conservation and wellbeing of the farmers, especially women.

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Interacting with organic vegetable buyer
Talking to TUMAM Ghana Director
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TRAX GHANA PLAYS HOST TO TWO (2) UDS STUDENTS ON PRACTICUM/INTERNSHIP

Trax Ghana is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) working with rural communities in Northern Ghana. We are working to reduce poverty and increase food security through sustainable agricultural and livelihood interventions. We use the principles of agroecological production to support health and sustainable food systems in Northern Ghana.

Over the years, Trax Ghana plays host to both local and international students undertaking research and practicum/internship. Currently, two (2) University for Development Studies (UDS) third year B.A Development Education Students, Sarah Frimpomaa and Joshua Kojo Bonzo are with the organization for nine weeks Practicum/internship starting May  27 to July 26, 2019.

The Practicum is an integral part of the Development Education programme of the UDS which aims at giving hand-on practical skills in lobbying and advocacy, mass mobilization and engagements, community facilitation and training, participatory research and appraisal techniques to students.

As part of their schedule at Trax Ghana, the students will undergo orientation on the organization activities and partnership projects, training in ICT, planning and field work and finally presentation of reports.

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CAPACITY BUILDING OF FARMERS IN BEEKEEPING

Trax Ghana beekeeping project is aimed at sustainable environmental conservation including tree growing and increase in household income, hence bringing a positive change in the standard and quality of life of beneficiaries.

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KAVLI SCHOLARSHIP SCHOOLS TRAIN ON COMPOSTING

Trax Ghana staff carried out composting training for students and teachers of Kavli scholarship schools; St. Luke, Beo-Tankoo and TI Ahmadiyya Junior High Schools in the Bongo district of the Upper East region.

By creating own compost and then using it during planting, households are able to return much-needed nutrients to their fields. This enriches the soil and results in organic food production. All of the locally available materials for composting such as ash, fresh and dried grasses were supplied by students while animal waste, soil, and water came from the Kavli farm where the training was conducted. Participants were taken through techniques of stacking and combining of materials.

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RESEARCH ON VSLA

A very big thanks to Felicia and Perdena, our two visiting students on placement from the University for Development Studies, for their presentation on their research during their time with Trax.

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