Young Ghanaian farmers want to stay on the farm, but lack skills to raise small animals and other products to increase income. Help us build and furnish a training center to provide 6 months training for each farmer in the proper care of poultry, rabbits, goats, mushrooms, snails, beekeeping to increase income for their family. The center will provide hands-on classes by trained staff. In 5 years 2,500 farmers will learn how to successfully raise animals and products to generate more income.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Each year Ghana faces hundreds of young adults migrating into the cities where jobs are limited. Young male and female farmers want to stay on the farm, but crop production does not provide enough income to meet family demands. Land rights complicate and limit land availability.
How will this project solve this problem?
Providing a training center where young farmers can become skilled in animal and other food production will reduce migration by allowing 500 farmers a year to learn new farming practices and increase income.
Potential Long Term Impact
Within five years after completion of the center 2,500 young male and female farmers will be trained so that they can improve the lives of their children and themselves. They will learn new skills that can be extended to their communities directly and indirectly. The impact on other individuals is no less than five-fold. By 2050 it is estimated that 49% of the population will live in Africa. Food must come from small hold farmers to feed this population (World Food Prize Syposium, 2011).
Total Funding Received to Date: $725
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $29,275
Total Funding Goal: $30,000