Monthly Archives: August 2014

Formation of Non-Timber Forest Products Union

In order to promote enterprise development and build organizational and technical capacity at the grassroots, Trax Ghana always facilitates the formation of farmer groups. In Pelungu, Nabdam district in the Upper East Region, Trax works with shea (nuts and butter), … Continue reading

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Farmer Testimony: Mr. Isaiah Improves Animal Well-Being

In Ghana, one agricultural extension officer serves 1,300 farmers (2012). Due to this woefully low number, a lot of farmers do not get the technical advice they need. In order to improve this, Trax Ghana, with support from Self Help … Continue reading

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Poor Rainfall is Still Affecting Crop Yields in Northern Ghana

Poor rainfall in Northern Ghana is causing crops to die or produce low yields for the second year in a row. A late start to the wet season combined with inconsistent rainfall, a poor harvest last year, and increasing food … Continue reading

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Poverty Alleviation Requires Participation and Sustainability says Trax Ghana Director

Earlier today Trax Ghana’s director, Mr Vincent Subbey, released a statement about his vision for poverty reduction. Mr Subbey said: “Commitment to participatory local planning and sustainability should be the hallmark of contemporary poverty alleviation interventions.” Trax Ghana’s work is … Continue reading

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Implementing a New Baobab Initiative

Earlier this year Trax Ghana undertook the initial stages of a new baobab initiative as part of our sustainable livelihoods program under a Non-Timber Forest Product (NTFP) project supported by Tree Aid. Savannah Fruit Company, a Tamale-based company, were introduced … Continue reading

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640 Primary School Students Have a Desk to Sit at!

Trax Ghana, in partnership with Best of Both, British School of Brussels has brought a massive improvement in the daily lives of 640 Primary School Students in the rural parts of the Upper East Region. From the 2014-2015 academic year, … Continue reading

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Food Consumption Scores and High Food Insecurity in Upper East Region, Ghana

In July, Trax field staff began using the World Food Programme Food Consumption Score as a means to assess food security in the communities where we are working. The Food Consumption Score assesses the diversity of food stuffs eaten during … Continue reading

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