Project profile — Resilient and Sustainable Livelihoods Transformation in Northern Ghana

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Resilient and Sustainable Livelihoods Transformation in Northern Ghana - Overview
Canadian Hunger Foundation (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011087)
2012-08-29 - 2015-07-31
Country / region • Ghana (100.00%)
Sector • Basic Health
Basic nutrition (12240) (5.00%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural development (31120) (10.00%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural inputs (31150) (10.00%)
• Agriculture
Food crop production (31161) (30.00%)
• Agriculture
Livestock (31163) (10.00%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural education/training (31181) (15.00%)
• Fishing
Fishery development (31320) (5.00%)
• General Environmental Protection
Environmental education/training (41081) (5.00%)
• Other Multisector
Rural development (43040) (10.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal objective)
• Climate Change Adaptation (significant objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
Description and results


The project addresses the constraints that prevent smallholder farmers in Northern Ghana from producing sufficient food to feed themselves and generate revenue and from becoming resilient to unexpected events such as droughts. It offers transformative and sustainable solutions that address the root causes behind the lack of access to sufficient, nutritious food and the vulnerability to food shortages in the northern regions, while also promoting community and household resilience to external shocks and stresses. Expected activities include: practical training for 21,000 smallholder farmers and service providers in sustainable cropping practices, livestock production, aquaculture, and water management; provision of tools and services, including technical assistance in climate change adaptation and disaster risk management practices, to 150 communities to improve productivity; strengthening and promoting gender-responsive systems of agricultural extension and support; training for 21,000 women and men in income generating activities; and strengthening access for 21,000 smallholder famers to high-value markets in selected agricultural and non-agricultural sub-sectors.

Expected results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: Increased, diversified, and more equitable agricultural production for male and female smallholder farmers and their households; increased, diversified, and more equitable incomes and assets for rural, food insecure men, women and their household in the Northern and Upper East regions of Ghana.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of the end of project (March 2015) include : (1) 3,795 animal farmers (68% women) and 300 fish farmers (60% women) were trained on appropriate and sustainable crop, animal and aquaculture management practices; (2) more than 7,000 farmers (about 70% women) received inputs, such as seeds and equipment; (3) 121 income generation groups (between 10 and 30 members) were formed from the income generating beneficiaries. 64 village savings and loans associations have been formed from these income generation groups; (4) 1,561 beneficiaries (86% women) were trained and supervised with support from Community savings and loans facilitators by RESULT; (5) a local information and communication service for agricultural markets, ESOKO, was selected after a competitive process to provide market information and messaging services including weather forecasts; (6) 301 farmers (29% women) are currently registered on the ESOKO RESULT platform and have access to market information and the farmer helpline; and (7) nutrition training with cooking demonstrations has been provided in all of the 83 initial communities to 6,134 community members. These have contributed to enhanced food security and resilience for poor men and women smallholder farmers and their households in Northern and Upper East Ghana.



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