Alternative Livelihoods

In order to diversify incomes, to alleviate poverty and to reduce vulnerability to external shocks, Trax Ghana provides its farmers with the necessary knowledge and materials to venture into a range of livelihoods beyond wet-season agriculture, including:

  • apiculture;
  • dry-season gardening;
  • baobab and shea processing;
  • soap production;
  • as well as artisanal businesses.

Ensuring access to a livelihood source beyond wet-season farming provides farming communities with income throughout the year. It also means that the risks associated with farming are spread across multiple sources of income – if a crop is lost or harvest is low due to external shocks such as drought, flooding, pests and diseases, farmers have an alternative livelihood source to draw on for income.


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