In a bid to bridge food security and reduce poverty among vulnerable women and people living with disability in Ghana, Agrihouse Foundation has commenced phase two of 1Household 1Gadern (1H1G) capacity in the North East Region of Ghana.
The new project (1H1G) which started in the Northern Region in August with financial support from USAID’s Feed the Future initiative through AGRA aimed at equipping women in small-scale farming to reduce poverty in their various communities.
Today at Dagbriboari, over 300 beneficiaries from Dagbriboari, Gambaga, Nalerigu, Tamboaku, and Bowku received training on backyard farming and organic compost preparation. Beneficiaries will also receive trays of vegetable seedlings, seeds, gardening tools, organic fertilizers, and pesticides.
Nasarah Edward, Regional Agric Officer, North East region, said the 1H1G project initiated by Agrihouse foundation is a well-welcoming one which is per regional agric office programs in the region.
He explained that the training will go a long way to improve the health status of his people and reduce poverty and food security.
Mr Nasarah Edward added that his outfit is ready to work with Agrihouse Foundation to ensure that the training acquired is well carried out. He lauded Agrihouse Foundation and its partners for bringing alive backyard farming in North-East region.
Mahami Fusheina, a visionary impediment and a beneficiary of 1H1G, expressed her gratitude to Agrihouse foundation, USAID, and AGRA for remembering them. “I’m a backyard farmer and through this training, I know that before nurturing, I have to sterilise the soil; this will help us a lot by producing fresh vegetables and eating fresh vegetables and even selling some. May Allah bless you all for training us, thank you”.
Abu Wunbe, an elder who represented the chief of Dagbriboari, Kpanzuran Musah said ” we the residents are overwhelmed to see this happening in our community today, we will make sure we do not let go of the knowledge acquired today. Thank you. But we have a challenge which is the road to our community, it is really bad I will be pleased if something can be done about it for us and also our school, no decks no books our children sit and lay on the floor to write which is not good for their health so please help us and Allah will bless you; thank you all”, he said.
For the time being, the 1H1G initiative will be implemented in 17 districts in the Northern, North East, Upper West, and Upper East Regions of Ghana. It is expected to train 2,000 households and 10 public schools on backyard farming and organic compost preparation. Beneficiaries will also receive trays of vegetable seedlings, seeds, gardening tools, organic fertilizers, and pesticides.