Sorry for the silence. We’ve been busy doing housekeeping stuff including taking on a new recruit to help with next year’s farming. This is going to be fantastic. Our farm support project will cover thirty villages for four years and during that time farmers in the thirty communities will get farm training and loans to buy quality farm inputs.
And because they pay back the loan with interest each year after harvest, and each spring we lend them what they’ve just paid back (ie loan plus interest), the loan fund keeps its value in real terms and is ready for us to lend out in the new villages.
Farmers who go through our farm support scheme say their harvest doubles or trebles in size in just one year, and after four it is much much bigger. We’re hoping this project will have a big impact on hunger across the whole area. The picture shows farmers receiving their loans before planting
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Ashanti News 44, September 21
A year in the life of the farm support project, Climate change in the Ashanti region, Solar power in the villages, and other stories from Ashanti Development
Ashanti News 43, June 2021