Category Archives: News Update

Harvest time at Pelungu Primary School’s Organic Garden

Harvest time is getting near in the Upper East Region of Ghana. Pelungu Primary School, partner Antwerp International School, under the Best of Both Program, has also started harvesting its first yields from the organic vegetable garden that was established … Continue reading

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Reflections from a Visiting Researcher Working with Trax

In February Trax welcomed Rachael Taylor, a Doctoral researcher from the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom. Today we say goodbye to Rachael as she returns to the UK to prepare her thesis. In this post Rachael shares her … Continue reading

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Harvesting Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potatoes: Yields, Soils, and Pests

This week Trax field staff are visiting farmers to observe the harvesting of orange-fleshed sweet potato and weigh the yield. For many of the farmers this was the first time they had grown this variety of sweet potato. Field staff … 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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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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Farmer Testimony: How Three Goats changed Mrs Tabii’s Life

Mrs Tabii Tii (45) is a farmer in Pelungu, Upper East Region in Ghana and is the mother of six children. She is responsible for buying food and other provisions for her household, but she used to have to ask … Continue reading

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Best of Both and Trax Ghana on Belgian TV

Trax is proud to be a partner of Best of Both, Belgium. In June, a group of students and staff from the British School of Brussels came to visit the four schools they support. They taught computer skills and basic … Continue reading

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Transparency in the Jungle of Ghanaian NGOs: The Wishes Alliance NGO Index

The number of NGOs registered with the Social Welfare Department (the government institution responsible for NGOs in Ghana) was 4,463 in 2009*. But this is likely to be just the tip of the iceberg. How to keep any oversight of … Continue reading

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Setting Up Sheabutter and Honey Enterprises in Northern Region

A few weeks ago Trax, together with various other partners, launched the Village Tree Enterprise. Under this project, 450 Village Tree Enterprises will be set up in Mali, Burkina Faso and Ghana. These will benefit 6,750 disadvantaged rural households. Trax … Continue reading

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Formation of Non-Timber Forest Products Union

In order to promote enterprise development and build organizational and technical capacity at the grassroots, Trax Ghana always facilitates the formation of farmer groups. In Pelungu, Nabdam district in the Upper East Region, Trax works with shea (nuts and butter), … Continue reading

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