Author Archives: Rachael Taylor

Using Women’s Empowerment to Change Lives: Support Our New Campaign

Trax believe the route to successful development is through empowerment and gender equality. Today we are launching a campaign to support 600 women in northern Ghana by empowering them to take ownership of their finances and decisions. In the northern … Continue reading

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Our May Newsletter is Now Available

May has involved lots of new faces in the Trax office, staff travelling around the country, as well as lots of fieldwork and project development. As we move into the farming season here in northern Ghana, we continue to support … Continue reading

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Disiwani Laar: Dedicated Expertise Creates Successful Initiatives

Trax’s projects to support communities to develop sustainable livelihoods in Northern Ghana depend on the expertise of our staff. We want to celebrate the successes, achievements, and dedication of our staff, without whom Trax could not help reduce poverty and … Continue reading

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Diverse Uses of the Borassus Tree in Northern Ghana

The enivronment in northern Ghana is diverse and can vary from community to community. Trax works in Upper East and Northern Regions but the local environmental conditions differ across the communities and districts we work. We know that understanding and … Continue reading

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How Climate Change is Affecting Crops in Northern Ghana

It’s mid-May so traditionally it is time for farmers in Northern Ghana to start planting. In Upper East Region it has been traditional practice to grow two crops of millet during the wet season, and to make sure this is … Continue reading

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April 2017 Newsletter now available

Trax has been busy during April. Find out what we have been up to be reading our monthly newsletter here: Newsletter April 2017

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Strength in Numbers: Alliance-Building for Better Food and Farming

Trax want to see sustainable livelihoods which reduce poverty and increase food security among the most vulnerable in society. We believe this can be achieved while also ensuring environmental sustainability by restoring degraded land, and producing organic, nutritious food which … Continue reading

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“Planting for Food and Jobs” – Doing it a Different Way

The Government of Ghana has announced that it’s headline strategy for agricultural development across the country is “Planting for Food and Jobs”. The policy of the recently inaugurated government is due to be officially launched later this month, on the … Continue reading

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The Value of Dry Season Gardening

Up to 80% of the population of Northern Ghana are farmers and they mostly depend on vulnerable rained agriculture. Due to strong seasonality of rainfall in the region, rainfed farming is limited to only five to six months of the … Continue reading

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Why Water is Central to what Trax Do

Water is an essential part of everyday life. For farmers in dryland environments such as Northern Ghana, water also dictates their livelihoods. That’s why Trax Ghana support rural farming communities to increase availability of water for farming and household use. … Continue reading

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