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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Ghana smallholder farmers to benefit from Grameen partnership


The smallholder farmers in the five regions of Ghana would benefit from the newly launched Information and Communication Technology (ICT) initiative by the Grameen Foundation, in collaboration with Farm Radio International and Digital Green, reports NaijaAgroNet.

The project, NaijaAgroNet gathered was established to help disseminate information to farmers in the region and also to render the necessary support they may need to add volume to their productivity and improve nutritional value in their communities which is a way of reducing the causes of food insecurity.

Also, NaijaAgroNet reports that the project involve mobile apps, radio, video, text messaging and voice messages, that will serve as information circulating agent to the farmers, in addition to enabling them have access to every information they need.

Hillary Miller-Wise, who oversees the Grameen Foundation’s portfolio across sub-Saharan Africa, said, “We are focused on increasing food security for smallholder farmers in Ghana using a number of different channels to reach farmers with vital information that they need in order to drive productivity and ultimately increase income.”

ChidozieAnibueze /GEE/ED, Ops

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