Agroécologie Afrique

–  Agroecology Ghana  –

In Ghana, as in many other countries, government policies most often favor cash crops intended for export to the detriment of food crops intended for food and nutritional security.
Structures and communities have understood that a diet based on food products from traditional cultures guarantees better nutrition.
The ways of doing things vary from one actor to another but all advocate an endogenous approach and develop organic agriculture by improving the soil without pesticides or chemical fertilizers and dissemination through training on the ground.
And despite the difference in languages (English/French) close contacts with neighboring countries are developing regarding this ecological march.

At the bottom of the page, you will find a Google Map where some agroecology places are located, with photos and notice for each : small presentation, contacts and links when we found them.

CIKOD  (Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Organizational Development)
CIKOD is a non-governmental organization based in Ghana working to build resilient communities in the Upper West Region. It has chosen to focus on the principle of endogenous development in all its development interventions.
It is a strong advocate of indigenous seed and food sovereignty.

Agroecology in Upper East and Northeast Region, Ghana
with CIKOD

Six (6) places presented that develop agroecological activities in Northern Ghana

Seed and Local Food Festivals
Festivals of peasant seeds and local gastronomy to restore their value to the population.
With 2 links to 2 long articles, one in French and the other in English, which describe the approach

Millar Institute for Transdisciplinary and Development Studies (MITDS)
Millar Institute is an open university that promotes teaching based on the cultural transformation of disadvantaged communities and whishes generate African solutions to African challenges.

Grass charcoal to fight bushfires in Ghana
In Ghana, small producers are revolutionizing the production of charcoal. By using savanna grasses to make charcoal briquettes producers promote renewable energy and green jobs. It burns slower, making it ideal for cooking.

Ghana Permaculture Institute (GPI)
Ghana Permaculture Institute is a first-class permaculture consultancy institution in Ghana and Africa at large to be able to offer permaculture methodologies to clients in order to maintain a natural ecosystem. It is a very active center

Abrono Organic Farming Association – ABOFA
ABOFA supports approximately 6,000 members to manage agrobiodiversity through agroecological farming methods. It operates around the town of Forikrom and Techiman City in Central Ghana

OM4D and The Participatory Guarantee System – PGS-Ghana
OM4D (Organic Markets for Development) supports and promotes in Ghana the participatory guarantee system known as PGS which offers customers a guarantee on the organic origin of products sold on national markets

Centre for Ecological Agriculture and Livelihood – CEAL-Ghana
CEAL is a registered local NGO that works training and  support in Organic farming techniques vulnerable communities in Northern Ghana to overcome poverty, disease and hunger through education, and other livelihoods initiatives.

See also the notices of these other structures, with their contacts and links (and photos), placed on the Google map below, in the “Agroecology Ghana” section :
– Le projet ORM4SOIL à Kade et Sege which studies the provision of organic fertilizer and compost with coconut residue, cocoa beans, empty palm oil fruit bunches and carbonized rice husks (biochar).
– The Obrobibini Peace Complex (OPC) (An international organization) which develops construction and organic agriculture in Busua with the aim of preserving the cultures and traditions of the people

The Google Map

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