The project is designed to address 3 main issues:
In the northern regions of Ghana, over half of the population live in poverty and rely on farmland for food and income. But the climate crisis is making rainfall unpredictable and drought and floods are becoming more frequent and severe.
Soil that was once fertile is no longer able to support life. This means that many people are facing hunger and poverty.
We are promoting sustainable agriculture, social protection and decent work for agricultural communities. This holistic approach is known as an ‘integrated development project’.
Farmers are learning sustainable agriculture techniques, and developing ‘Climate Adaption Plans’ to help tackle the effects of the climate crisis. Women’s farmer groups will also be supported with access to social protection schemes like savings groups and disaster relief funds.
We will do this by:
Civil society organizations (CSOs) play a vital role implementing projects, and holding governments to account for their policies. They engage in advocacy and offer alternative policies for government, and other institutions.
As set out in our new strategy, we cannot achieve all of our goals without joining forces - so we must collaborate with a wide range of like-minded organisations.
On this project, CSOs are helping deliver sustainable agriculture practices and policies, and support poor, rural communities to improve access to social protection and decent work.
CSOs training and support:
Enterprise development and social protection:
Health and wellbeing:
We are grateful to the EU for funding this project and to our implementing partners, ActionAid Ghana, and URBANET.
This project is funded by the European Union via ActionAid Ghana. This publication was produced with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of Tree Aid and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.