Posts by Gerald Agana

CAOF HOLDS 15TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING

CAOF HOLDS 15th GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING Members of the coalition for the advancement of organic farming recently held its 15th General Assembly meeting at the Bolgatanga Catholic Social Centre. The meeting was to among other things discuss the challenges facing the coalition during this time of a pandemic and the exit of its main donor. Christian…

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CAOF STARTS AN ORGANIC FARM

Beans on the farm

The coalition has obtained a five acre land at Gweo in the North East Region of Ghana and has started an organic farm. The farm is currently producing three commodities for the rainy season. These commodities include maize, beans and pepper. The farm is expected to serve as an internal funding source for the coalition…

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CAOF ATTENDS THE 5TH WEST AFRICAN ORGANIC CONFERENCE IN GHANA

CAOF Coordinator presenting a paper at the conference

CAOF as an executive member of the Ecological Organic Agriculture Platform of Ghana (EOAP-G) took part in organizing and participating at the Congress. The congress which was of the theme “Organic Agriculture: Life for All” was held at the Economics Department Conference Hall of the University of Ghana, Legon. In attendance was over three hundred…

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CAOF Trains Market Women on Market Information Dissemination

The coalition for the Advancement of organic farming with funding from Christian Aid has trained some market women in Bolgatanga on how to disseminate market information to farmers and consumers to help improve market access and to provide the farmers the relevant market information needed for production. The two day training was held for fifteen…

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Advocacy Gets Results

Harvesting of Green Pepper

As part of CAOFs advocacy activities, CAOF engaged the ministry of Agriculture on the poor access to organic inputs by smallholder organic farmers in northern Ghana. This advocacy action was supported by the Busac Fund and its partners, DANIDA, USAID and the European Union. At the end of the advocacy certain agreements were reached between…

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CAOF Hosts 3rd Quarter Organic Networking Session

CAOF in collaboration with the Ecological Organic Agriculture Platform of Ghana (EOAP-G) held the third quarterly networking session for organic agriculture stakeholders in Bolgatanga. The meeting was well attended by various stakeholders including academia, farmers, input dealers and policy makers. Presentations were made on pest control and organic vertinery services. The Participatory Guarantee System (PGS)…

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