Category Archives: Alternative Livelihoods

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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TRAX GHANA SEED LOAN SCHEME AT KABUSGO COMMUNITY

Seed is the basic input in agricultural production system. Lack of locally adapted seed, particularly in drought-prone and food insecure communities in northern Ghana, is crucial especially as rainfall distribution is mono-modal and production is only subsistence. Over time, Trax … Continue reading

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TRAX GHANA VILLAGE SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION (VSLA) GROUPS SHARE-OUT AT KABUSGO

Trax Ghana works in vulnerable communities where there is high level of illiteracy and members such as widows, divorced or separated women, school drop outs, etc have little opportunity to borrow from financial institutions due to lack of collateral security. … Continue reading

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TRAX GHANA FARMERS USE WEIGHING SCALE FOR MARKETING OF OFSP PRODUCE

Given the high level of malnutrition in Ghana, the country needs a holistic approach of supplementation, food fortification and dietary diversification to combat malnutrition. Trax Ghana is promoting the resilient nutritious Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) rich in Vitamin A to … Continue reading

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ARTISANS RECEIVE TRAINING ON BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND HEALTH

In order to empower vulnerable and marginalized youth, Trax Ghana in partnership with Tools for Self Reliance (TFSR), UK provides them with vocational and livelihood training in different skills or trades including tailoring, welding, tailoring, auto mechanics, electronic and bicycle … Continue reading

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FORMATION OF COMMUNITY LEVEL ARTISANS PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE (PIC)

In northern Ghana where the majority of farmers rely on rain fed agriculture for a living, Climate change, with consequent droughts, floods and other natural disasters, further contributes to the vulnerability of people living in poverty. It is within this … Continue reading

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Community Empowerment Strategies – Facilitation of new farmers groups

Community empowerment is more than the involvement, participation or engagement of communities. It implies community ownership and action that explicitly aims at social and political change. The aim of Trax Ghana is to develop the capacity of smallholder farmers in … Continue reading

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