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2012

Community Initiative In The Development And Deployment Of Climate Technology, Innovations And Entrepreneurship Hub For Climate Change Mitigation And Wealth Creation In Gomoa Adzentem Traditional Area (Ghana)

Ghana

Titre : Community Initiative In The Development And Deployment Of Climate Technology, Innovations And Entrepreneurship Hub For Climate Change Mitigation And Wealth Creation In Gomoa Adzentem Traditional Area (Ghana)

Pays : Ghana

N° projet  : GHA/SGP/OP5/CORE/CC/12/24/010

Durée : Start Date : 2/2012 End Date : 5/2013

Contexte
The project areas are experiencing land degradation as seen by soil erosion, water scarcity, reduced agricultural productivity and decreased nutritional value of food crops. Land degradation and drought are causing severe hardship for many people who directly depend upon the natural resources for survival. Women and children, in particular, bear the greatest burden in times of drought. Women are responsible for hauling water and firewood for the household, and desertification can add hours to labour to an already fully charged workday. During food scarcity, the health of women and children are also at greater risk.
The constraints to agricultural development in these areas include erratic rainfall pattern, low soil fertility, and long drought. The farmers continue to migrate/shift and clear virgin/new farm lands for crop production as a result of decline in crop yield due to declining soil fertility and low or unavailable market for their traditional crops, which is also staple food. They destroy the ecology of these areas with all the attendant environmental problems.

Objectifs
The main objective of this initiative is to develop the capacities of local farmers to invest in Climate Technology, Innovations and Entrepreneurship ventures with the view to reversing trends in land degradation for food security, livestock production, honey production and commercial production of biodiesel and within the context of the United Nations Convention to combat desertification and climate change mitigation.
The specific objectives are : To develop and sustain the capacities of rural farmers to increase investment in sustainable land management through the cultivation and trading in sunflower ; To support the commercial production of sunflower biodiesel as alternative to fossil fuel targeting large farm machineries and companies that generate thermal electricity ; To support farm-based enterprises for the commercial production of honey, poultry and livestock based on sunflower cakes and processing of farm waste and animal droppings into organic fertilizer

Financement
Grant Amount : US$ 30,000.00
Co-Financing Cash : US$ 19,000.00
Co-Financing in-Kind : US$ 12,800.00

Bénéficiaire  : Tema Cooperative Sunflowers Associations

GEF Small Grants Programme

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