CAOF through its member organizations train farmers on composting

One of the biggest challenges to farmers in northern Ghana is how to improve their soil fertility. As a result of poverty most small holder farmers cannot get access to organic fertilizer to improve the fertility of their soils. Some farmers also resort to using chemical fertilizer which are cheaper due to government subsidies. These chemicals further degrades their lands due to ignorance in usage and excessive use of these fertilizers. As a result of this, CAOF with support from Christian Aid was able to train of 3000 smallholder farmers in the Upper East and Northern Regions of Ghana on the techniques of composting. This will enable these farmers to produce compost to fertilize their soils and improve yields. Over 2000 of these farmers have adopted the practices and are moving away from the use of chemical fertilizers.

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