Category Archives: Environment

Training on composting

Trax Ghana organised training on composting for smallholder farmers and CAOF members in the Upper East Region. The objective of Trax is to  change the paradigm of industrial agriculture to another new emerging paradigm, one that maintains continuity with time,honored … Continue reading

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The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is an important global and national event. The day was set aside by the United Nations General Assembly in 1994 to mark this important global event in every calendar year that falls … Continue reading

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Ghana Green Label Certification: Food Safety and Environmental Sustainability Guaranteed

Earlier Trax drew the attention to the irresponsible use of pesticides and other agrochemicals by farmers in the North of Ghana. A report by the Northern Presbyterian Agricultural Services has established that farmers don’t always abide by the instructions for … Continue reading

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Improved Mudstoves save more than just energy

There is currently a movement to increase the use of clean cooking stoves in Sub-Saharan Africa. Clean cooking stoves can take many forms, one of which is a variation of traditional mud-built stoves. Sometimes they are referred to as energy-saving mud stoves because … Continue reading

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Urgent Call: Use Organic Alternatives to Toxic Chemical Pesticides

Trax Ghana is raising the alarm about the great health risk at which Ghanaian farmers and consumers put themselves through the unsafe use of pesticides in agriculture. Trax encourages its farmers to refrain from the use of pesticides and to … Continue reading

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Setting Up Sheabutter and Honey Enterprises in Northern Region

A few weeks ago Trax, together with various other partners, launched the Village Tree Enterprise. Under this project, 450 Village Tree Enterprises will be set up in Mali, Burkina Faso and Ghana. These will benefit 6,750 disadvantaged rural households. Trax … Continue reading

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Formation of Non-Timber Forest Products Union

In order to promote enterprise development and build organizational and technical capacity at the grassroots, Trax Ghana always facilitates the formation of farmer groups. In Pelungu, Nabdam district in the Upper East Region, Trax works with shea (nuts and butter), … Continue reading

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Vetiver Grass for Soil Conservation and Bolga Baskets

Trax Ghana is going to incorporate a new kind of soil erosion control into its projects. In addition to stone bunding and grass stripping with native grasses, Trax will soon introduce its farmers to vetiver grass. Planting and maintaining this … Continue reading

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Colonization of Trax’s Beehives

Trax Ghana, in collaboration with Self Help Africa has distributed 78 bee hives among farmer groups in the Upper East Region of Ghana. This week, William Adongo, Trax’s Sustainable Livelihoods Project Coordinator, has found that 51% of the hives are colonized. … Continue reading

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