1.Working with Christian Aid Ghana to develop the value chains of six selected vegetables in Northern Ghana. (Trainings on Organic GAP, IPM, Collective Marketing, Group Dynamics, Composting, Pesticide Regulation Policies, and others. There is also market linkages through market engagement fora, exhibitions and fares with a component on advocacy for reduced costs of certification)
2. Working with the BUSAC Fund and its partners to advocate for appropriate inputs and certification for organic farming in Ghana.
PREVIOUS ACTIVITIES CAOF over the years have undertaken various projects successfully, some of which include;
- Working with the BUSAC Fund to advocate on the dangers involved in the misuse of chemicals. This advocacy process was carried to even the parliamentary select committee on Agriculture. This has led to the enactment of the pesticide regulation policy and we hope the next medium term agricultural policy of Ghana will include organic farming.
- We have also featured in the Time for Climate Justice and We Have Faith Conference and made contributions at COP17. Time for Climate Justice is a global movement led by APRODEV, the association of the 17 major development aid organizations in Europe and working close partners in the global south. We Have Faith is a Pan-African movement of people, faith communities, faith leaders and youth mobilized to represent Africa at COP17.
- CAOF has been working with the Ghana Grows Organic Consortium which is made up of Christian Aid Ghana, Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Ghana and Concern Universal Ghana to implement the Northern Ghana Green Markets Projects since 2010. This project piloted the Ghana Green Label Standard in the north and contributed a lot to fine-tuning the Ghana Green Label scheme which was finally launched in September, 2015.