Category Archives: Alternative Livelihoods

TRAX GHANA FARMERS TRAINED ON ORANGE-FLESHED SWEETPOTATO PROCESSING AND UTILISATION

Trax Ghana in collaboration with its donor Self Help Africa (SHA) and technical support from International Potato Centre (CIP) and Savannah Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) is promoting the resilient nutritious Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) rich in Vitamin A to improve household … Continue reading

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TRAX GHANA INTRODUCES FARMERS TO THE USE OF 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 with donor and technical support of Self Help Africa (SHA) and International Potato Center … Continue reading

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PROMOTING ORANGE-FLESHED SWEETPOTATO (OFSP) IN NORTHERN GHANA – THE CONTRIBUTION OF TRAX GHANA AND ITS COLLABORATORS

A nutritious Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) variety is growing in popularity and becoming an important strategy to improve vitamin A deficiency which remains a public health problem, especially in Northern Ghana. OFSP is being disseminated by Trax Ghana with donor and … Continue reading

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Socio-economic benefits of Borassus as a Non-Timber Forest Product (NTFP)

Tree Aid Ghana in collaboration with Trax Ghana is implementing the Ghana Village Tree Enterprise (VTE) new sites project in the Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo district, Northern region of Ghana to promote small business development based on tree and forest products such as … Continue reading

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Including People with Disabilities in our Projects

“Including people with disabilities in our programs is a human rights issue and not a matter of discretion.” This was one of the most important messages of a workshop organized by Tree Aid Ghana as part of the Village Tree … Continue reading

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Rain-Fed Farming: What Happens in the Dry Season?

The large majority of the rural farmers in the North of Ghana depend on rain-fed agriculture as their primary source of income. Unlike the South of the country, Northern Ghana has only one rainy season that normally starts in April/May … Continue reading

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Earning an Additional Annual Income through VSLA

Under a tree in Nwan, a farming community in the Upper East Region in Ghana, there is a group of women who come together every week to make savings. Their Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) was established in October … Continue reading

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Bringing together Sweet Potato stakeholders for the annual OFSP conference

Trax Ghana aspires to be one of the leading NGOs involved in the promotion of the orange fleshed sweet potato (OFSP). In order to share Trax’s experiences with other stakeholders, Trax organizes its annual OFSP Conference in Bolgatanga. This year’s … Continue reading

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Top Performer: Duusi Primary School

In everything Trax does, sustainability is always a top priority. This is no different in our partnership with Best of Both, a charity set up by Belgian high school students. Best of Both supports five public primary schools in the … Continue reading

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Village Savings & Loan Associations: Making Dreams Come True

Village Savings and Loan Associations for women are one way in which Trax Ghana aims to promote gender equality. These groups of female farmers meet once a week to contribute a small amount of cash money to a fund. Later … Continue reading

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