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 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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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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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…

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Sack bag technology of farming introduced to farmers

Introduction In our efforts to promote organic farming in Ghana, the Coalition for the Advancement of Organic Farming (CAOF) with the support of Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Ghana and Christian Aid Ghana seeks to develop the vegetables value chains in Ghana. VSO Ghana under its livelihoods works stream has been partnering with Christian Aid and…

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Demonstration of dry season organic farming in Beo Tankoo

The people of Beo Tankoo and Beo Nayire both in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region of Ghana have undergone some Good Organic Agricultural Farming Practices and how to grow organic crops in the dry season. These smallholder farmers had a project that dug two wells and mechanized them for dry season farming…

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CAOF smallholder farmers trained on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Practices

The Coalition through its member organizations with the support of Christian Aid has trained over 3,500 small holders on how to use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Practices to control pest on their farms. Farmers were drawn from various communities in the Northern and Upper East Regions of Ghana. Project officers from various member organizations used…

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