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Agriculture in Ghana

While Ghana is a rapidly developing nation, 30% of its population still lives below the poverty line on less than $1.25 per day. Many of those people live in the predominantly rural Northern regions, where subsistence farming reigns as the dominant livelihood. Many of these farmers want to shift from subsistence farming to farming for a profit, but can’t because the necessary support systems are broken.

Without access to agricultural businesses, farmers can’t increase yields.

Without government support, farmers don’t have access to fundamental services.

If NGO interventions aren’t effective, they can actually do more harm than good.

EWB is working to enhance these systems where they exist and to fix them where they’re broken. Our teams are embedded with multiple Ghanaian institutions to understand their realities and to help them lead change through skills development, process establishment and opportunity realization. These teams are highly networked, communicating and sharing knowledge from one system to another to ensure innovations achieve mass-level, cumulative systemic change.

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