Ashanti Development has around thirty villages on its Farm Support project, with more to come next year. Everyone’s hoping that the weather will hold and that they’ll get a bumper crop. That includes Mr Dwormoh in the brown shirt, working hard at his maize farm.
In the blue shirt is Nana Yaw Adu. This year, for the first time in his life, he’s planted his maize in rows as he was taught during Farm Support training. Before, he would generally ‘broadcast’ it, that is, he would thrown handfuls of seeds onto the savannah and hope some of it would grow. If you’ve been a cocoa farmer all your life things like the usefulness of growing in rows aren’t immediately obvious.