According to him, the initiative has been very beneficial, and therefore he has urged other persons with disability to take advantage of the initiative to help them improve their livelihood.
“I am a disabled man but now because of the 1h1g initiative I will not be moving to the market to buy my ingredients, I will just go to my backyard and harvest my vegetables. I am so grateful to Agrihouse foundation and its partners for the support they are giving to help improve lives of people and persons living with disabilities in the district through this initiative’’ he said.
Agriwatchgh News also spoke to Yussif Tahiru, a hearing-impaired vegetable farmer and beneficiary of the 1H1G initiative from Tumu in the Upper West Region. He said the knowledge he has gained from the extension officers and will help him to improve his farming practices.
The extension officer in the district, who was part of the trainners, Ziekye Solomon, applauded Agrihouse Foundation and Partners for the initiative, adding that, the project will help the smallholder farmers in the district and operational area, because the people in the areas have to purchase vegetables even though they don’t have money. But now the project has made it possible for the residents to grow and harvest vegetables in their own backyard to feed the family and also get surplus to sell at the market to earn an income.
The second phase of the final stage of the 1H1G Project has trained over five (500) women, widows, young women and persons living with disabilities in five (5) districts in the Upper West Region, namely Nadowli/Kaleo, Daffiama Bussie Issa (DBI), Wa East, Sisaala. About 500 beneficiaries were trained in backyard farming and organic compost preparation. The beneficiaries received vegetable seedlings, seeds, gardening tools, organic fertilizers, and pesticides.