Category Archives: sustainable agriculture

Promoting Organic Agriculture

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) is conducting trials at four (4) different sites (locations) in Ghana on ISO NPK Organic Fertilizer manufactured by CHEMICO for certification use by farmers.  The Coalition for the Advancement of Organic Farming (CAOF) … Continue reading

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The Value of Dry Season Gardening

Up to 80% of the population of Northern Ghana are farmers and they mostly depend on vulnerable rained agriculture. Due to strong seasonality of rainfall in the region, rainfed farming is limited to only five to six months of the … 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 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 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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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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FUNDING THREATENING THE SURVIVAL OF TRAX GHANA

Trax Ghana has been working with smallholder farmers in northern Ghana for the past 26 years. Trax supports smallholder farmers towards sustainable agriculture to enhance food security and environmental restoration. One person who worked with Trax for her PhD and … Continue reading

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New Motorbike for Field Officer

Effective means of transport are essential for any NGO that works in rural areas since it enables staff daily contact with beneficiary groups and individual farmers. Trax field staff uses motorbikes to visit beneficiary farmers and schools.  However, one of … Continue reading

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Ghana Green Label Certification: Food Safety and Environmental Sustainability Guaranteed

Earlier Trax drew the attention to the irresponsible use of pesticides and other agrochemicals by farmers in the North of Ghana. A report by the Northern Presbyterian Agricultural Services has established that farmers don’t always abide by the instructions for … Continue reading

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Scientific Evidence: Trax’s Compost Works

Trax Ghana believes in composting. Many of the farmers we work with have witnessed that this organic fertilizer has greatly increased their harvests, but at the start of the International Year of Soils (2015) scientific evidence has confirmed what Trax … Continue reading

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