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), honey and baobab groups. As part of a Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP) project sponsored by Comic Relief, these have been brought together to form a Union. This is done to enable producers to build a formidable force which grants fair prices for NTFP products on community and district level.
The NTFP project is undertaken by a number of partners, one of which is the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV). Madam Janet Sinayor, Associate advisor at SNV, visited Trax Ghana twice to facilitate the initiation of the Union for the cluster of NTFP producer groups. Together with Trax Ghana’s Programs Coordinator, she has assisted the Union in its registration and legalization as well as in the election of executives.