Category Archives: Climate change

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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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 PARTICIPATES IN THE NATIONAL CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD DAY TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION AND DROUGHT

The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is an important global and national event. The day was set aside by the United Nations General Assembly in 1994 to mark this important global event in every calendar year that falls … 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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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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TRAX GHANA PLAYS HOST TO A BACHELOR DEGREE STUDENT FROM GERMANY

Trax Ghana has played a key role over the years in hosting both local and international students who carry out field data collection for Bachelor/Master’s thesis, doctoral dissertation or on internship in a win-win fashion. Sarah Horny is a final … 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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Farmers are Experimenting with Crops to Adapt

This morning Trax staff and a visiting researcher met with some farmers who described the ways they are experimenting and innovating. The farmers, both beneficiaries of the Trax project, explained that they are experimenting because they need to find a … Continue reading

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Improved Mudstoves save more than just energy

There is currently a movement to increase the use of clean cooking stoves in Sub-Saharan Africa. Clean cooking stoves can take many forms, one of which is a variation of traditional mud-built stoves. Sometimes they are referred to as energy-saving mud stoves because … 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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