In Sissala West, the District Director of the Sisaala West Assembly, Andimwini Esther Bahinuba, while extending gratitude to Agrihouse and AGRA for the initiative, added, the project would certainly serve as an alternative livelihood for women, especially during the off-farming season.
Meanwhile, on behalf of beneficiaries in Sisaala West District, Madam Zenkaa Phidilia commended the detailed nature of the 1H 1G initiative training, noting that it has greatly enhanced the understanding of the beneficiaries. This, she said will help them to effectively grow and sustain their individual projects. While thanking the donor Agencies, she assured them that the starter packs will be used for the intended purpose.
Deika Ajawaria, a beneficiary in the Sisaala East District express her profound gratitude for the support given to them, adding it will help develop the interest of young women in backyard farming.
In the past two (2) years ‘1H1G’ been funded by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), with funding from USAID- Feed the Future Program. In the past year, over 600 beneficiaries in the Northern and North-East Regions respectively, have directly benefitted from the initiative in the past year. Indirectly, the 1H1G project has benefitted about 7200 beneficiaries.
The beneficiary districts included Tempane District, Daffiama Bussie Issa, Nadowli, Sissala East, and Sissala West. The rest are Wa East, East Mamprusi, Mamprugu Moagduri, Mion, Sagnarigu, Nanton, Gushegu, Karaga, Yendi Municipal, Bawku Municipal, Bawku West and Garu in the Upper East.
The final face of the initiative covered five Districts of the Upper West Region, namely Nadowli/Kaleo, Daffiama Bussie Issa (DBI), Wa East, Sisaala
East and West Districts. About 500 beneficiaries were trained in backyard farming and organic compost preparation. The beneficiaries received vegetable seedlings, seeds, gardening tools, organic fertilizers, and pesticides.
Founded in 2006, AGRA is an African-led African-based organization that seeks to catalyze Agriculture Transformation in Africa. AGRA is focused on putting smallholder farmers at the center of the continent’s growing economy by transforming agriculture from a solitary struggle to survive into farming as a business that thrives. As the sector that employs the majority of Africa’s people, nearly all of them small-scale farmers, AGRA recognizes that developing smallholder agriculture into a productive, efficient, and sustainable system is essential to ensuring food security, lifting millions out of poverty, and driving equitable growth across the continent.
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About Agrihouse Foundation
Agrihouse is a non-governmental agricultural social impact, capacity building, innovation, and project management organization with a special focus on changing the perception of, and consciously shaping the conversation on agriculture through the promotion of people-impact initiatives and programs for students, women, farmers, farming associations, agribusinesses and the entire actors within the value chain. With a combined effort and experience spanning over 30 years, the team is passionate about positioning agriculture development through smart thinking, effective communication, and impactful Agric-friendly projects.