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Agroécologie Afrique de l’Ouest
–  Ghana  –

Centre for Ecological Agriculture and Livelihood
– CE
AL Ghana –

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In the beginning, it was a group of small farmers who formed a farmers’ organization (FBO) that was later transformed into a non-governmental organization, focusing on studying, modelling testing and and developing strategies to support small holder family farming groups and associations in the northern Ghana.
CEAL does it himself on his 6 acre farm.
Over the past three years, CEAL has worked with over 3000 farmers. Currently CEAL provides support to 88 farmers based organizations, groups and associations in three Districts, namely, West Mamprusi, Mamprugu Moaduri and Talinsi Districts in Northern Ghana.

The CEAL way to raise awareness and train new farmers in agroecology

They train one farmer from a community to agroecolgy and supporting that farmer to then train another 10 persons in their respective communities.

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What CEAL do ?

Farmer Training in Conservation agriculture in West Mamprusi District

Given the importance of soil, in agroecological farming, CEAL has focused its training on soil amendment and on different types of composting.
Training and support in Organic farming techniques include compost building and its application; soil and water conservation measures-stone bonding, crop residues management, earth bonding, mulching, crop residues piling, grass stripping, galley control, drip irrigation systems. Others include plant protection measures such as the use of neem, pepper and other herbal combinations.

Farmers training for Dry season vegetable production

Currently CEAL is building the capacity of 200 vegetable farmers in vegetable production protocols.
Under this project, farmers are trained in vegetable variety nursery activities, seedlings transplanting, soil nutrition improvement technologies, plant protection measures, harvesting and post-harvest loss management relating to vegetable production

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CEAL also promotes agroforestry

Capacity building of local farmers for the sustainable development of forest resources and conservation of biodiversity through agroforestry activities. Farmers learn how to properly integrate trees into cultivated land.
A permanent tree nursery established as a scion bank to produce the best planting material for cashew and other medicinal plants to promote agroforestry activities among 2,500 smallholder farmers in the North Eastern region.

Rural economic research activities

It does natural resource and environmental governance work and rural economic research activities and is interested in water and sanitation problem
Coordinating Pro-Eco Organic Agriculture Research Project in the northern covering 400 small holder Farmers (Coordination du projet de recherche sur l’agriculture biologique pro-écologique dans le nord couvrant 400 petits agriculteurs)

Partnership

At its local level, CEAL supports the development of the participatory guarantee system ( PGS-Ghana).
Like other small organizations such as, Ogiis, ZOFA, Cheera Biisi Fari, it is member of CAOF.
CAOF, (Coalition for the Advancement of Organic Farming), a coalition of organizations and individuals engaged in organic farming activities (established in 2008/09), is working with the Ghana Grows Organic Project to create stronger momentum for agroecological producers allied with consumers to promote Ghanaian organic products nationally and internationally.

CONTACTS and LINKS

Address: North East Region, Ghana, P O Box 13, Walewale
Tel: 050 43 95 442  //  054 91 32 599
Email: infoceal2016@gmail.com
Site : https://www.cealghana.org/
Facebook :https://www.facebook.com/cealghana/

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