Category Archives: Food Security

Bringing together Sweet Potato stakeholders for the annual OFSP conference

Trax Ghana aspires to be one of the leading NGOs involved in the promotion of the orange fleshed sweet potato (OFSP). In order to share Trax’s experiences with other stakeholders, Trax organizes its annual OFSP Conference in Bolgatanga. This year’s … Continue reading

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Supporting Women with Seed for Food Security and as Start-Up Capital

Research shows that if women have equal access to land, livestock, new technologies, financial services, education and extension advice, agricultural production across Africa would increase by 20  to 30%. This could decrease the number of hungry people globally by 12 … Continue reading

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Poor Rainfall is Still Affecting Crop Yields in Northern Ghana

Poor rainfall in Northern Ghana is causing crops to die or produce low yields for the second year in a row. A late start to the wet season combined with inconsistent rainfall, a poor harvest last year, and increasing food … Continue reading

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Food Consumption Scores and High Food Insecurity in Upper East Region, Ghana

In July, Trax field staff began using the World Food Programme Food Consumption Score as a means to assess food security in the communities where we are working. The Food Consumption Score assesses the diversity of food stuffs eaten during … 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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