Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Best of Both & Trax Represented at the IB Conference in Rome

In October, three student representatives of The Best of Both travelled from their homes in Belgium to Rome, Italy to give a presentation at the International Baccalaureate (IB) Africa, Europe and Middle East conference. The International Baccalaureate conference is an … Continue reading

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The Need for Seed: Smallholder Farmers and the Plant Breeders Bill

In recent weeks there has been a lot of discussion in Ghanaian media about the Plant Breeders Bill which was waiting to go through Parliament. Here at Trax we have also been thinking about the ways this Bill could impact … Continue reading

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Ghana’s Staggering Vitamin A deficiency rates & Orange Fleshed Sweet Potatoes

The second International Conference on Nutrition has ended today. Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, José Graziano da Silva said “we can make malnutrition a part of history. And because we can, we must.” Trax … Continue reading

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All 40 Recipients of Scholarships Improve their Academic Performance

In early 2014, 10 pupils from each of BSB’s partner schools in Ghana received a scholarship. The students were selected because they displayed commitment to education, despite being from homes that could hardly provide a meal a day. They attend … Continue reading

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Improved Animal Pens Provide Necessary Feedstock for Compost

In the rural areas of Northern Ghana where Trax works, most people are smallholder crop farmers. In addition, they often keep some livestock. These animals, however, are often viewed as capital to pay dowry with or to sell for cash … Continue reading

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