Category Archives: gender equality

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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New Women’s Group taken through VSLA Constitution Development

Trax supports women to establish Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLA) to take control of their own finances. Since we began this initiative some years ago, there has been high demand from women’s group to establish new VSLAs. Trax Ghana … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Contribution of Women Farmers in Northern Ghana

This International Women’s Day we are celebrating women farmers everywhere. Women farmers constitute more than half of the labour force on small farms in Sub-Saharan Africa. Despite this, they typically have little or no ownership of land, property, or income. … 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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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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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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Trax Ghana Seed Loan scheme

Trax Ghana seed system is based on a revolving seed supply with an inbuilt interest-generation mechanism on seed loan. The system provides farmers with a fallback mechanism and has enables them to be more seed secure and this has contributed … Continue reading

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