Promoting organic agriculture among vegetable and fruit farmers




Claire Friedrichsen, University of Florida


This project aims to empower 170+ vegetable and fruit farmers to engage in sustainable organic farming through training workshops and field demonstrations. The farmers will be selected from eight farming communities in the Ejisu-Juaben District in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. By the end of this project, farmers will learn and apply sustainable organic agronomic practices, like homemade organic pesticides and soil amendments, practice sustainable soil management and storage techniques, and gain a good market for their organic products. Demand for organic food products for healthy living is rising. However, sustainable organic farming is a major challenge in Ghana as farmers do not have skills in sustainable agronomic practices. The success of this project will have a direct impact on the livelihood of farmers and promote good health in Ghana.