Tag Archives: Farmers

Farming Food Sovereignty through Cultural Traditions

The concept of Food Sovereignty recognises food as a human right and not a commodity. Access to sufficient nutritional food for a healthy life is a basic human right because for is essential for life to persist. For many, food … 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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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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Urgent Call: Use Organic Alternatives to Toxic Chemical Pesticides

Trax Ghana is raising the alarm about the great health risk at which Ghanaian farmers and consumers put themselves through the unsafe use of pesticides in agriculture. Trax encourages its farmers to refrain from the use of pesticides and to … 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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Farmer Testimony: Mr. Isaiah Improves Animal Well-Being

In Ghana, one agricultural extension officer serves 1,300 farmers (2012). Due to this woefully low number, a lot of farmers do not get the technical advice they need. In order to improve this, Trax Ghana, with support from Self Help … Continue reading

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Implementing a New Baobab Initiative

Earlier this year Trax Ghana undertook the initial stages of a new baobab initiative as part of our sustainable livelihoods program under a Non-Timber Forest Product (NTFP) project supported by Tree Aid. Savannah Fruit Company, a Tamale-based company, were introduced … Continue reading

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Trax Values and Approach: Self-Reliance for Sustainability

Trax Ghana works with rural farming communities with the intention of supporting self-reliance within the communities for food and income production. There are a few ways that developing self-reliance is built into the Trax approach and our projects. Trax uses … Continue reading

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Planning our Communication and Communicating our Plans: Trax Quarterly Meeting

Over the past two days the whole staff team at Trax has come together for our quarterly meeting. Some of the staff were meeting our new recruit, Thomas, for the first time, while it has also been the first opportunity … Continue reading

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