Resilient and Sustainable Livelihoods Transformation in Northern Ghana

Reporting Organization:Canadian Feed The Children (CFTC)
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 8,068,018
Timeframe: August 29, 2012 - July 31, 2015
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Canadian Feed The Children (CFTC)

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Ghana - $ 8,068,018.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Economic Development & Empowerment (10 %)

Environment & Climate Change (10 %)

Food Security & Agriculture (5 %)

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Nutrition (75 %)

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The project addresses the constraints that prevent smallholder farmers in Northern Ghana from producing sufficient food to feed themselves and generate revenue and from becoming resilient to unexpected events such as droughts. It offers transformative and sustainable solutions that address the root causes behind the lack of access to sufficient, nutritious food and the vulnerability to food shortages in the northern regions, while also promoting community and household resilience to external shocks and stresses. Expected activities include: practical training for 21,000 smallholder farmers and service providers in sustainable cropping practices, livestock production, aquaculture, and water management; provision of tools and services, including technical assistance in climate change adaptation and disaster risk management practices, to 150 communities to improve productivity; strengthening and promoting gender-responsive systems of agricultural extension and support; training for 21,000 women and men in income generating activities; and strengthening access for 21,000 smallholder famers to high-value markets in selected agricultural and non-agricultural sub-sectors.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men
Descriptors: Rural
Total Direct Population: 19,391
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121 Income generation groups formed
1561 Beneficiaries trained
300 Fish farmers trained
301 Farmers registered on the ESOKO RESULT platform
3795 Animal farmers trained
6134 Community members trained on nutrition
64 Village savings and loans associations formed
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: Increased, diversified, and more equitable agricultural production for male and female smallholder farmers and their households; increased, diversified, and more equitable incomes and assets for rural, food insecure men, women and their household in the Northern and Upper East regions of Ghana.

Achieved Results

Results achieved as of the end of project (March 2015) include : (1) 3,795 animal farmers (68% women) and 300 fish farmers (60% women) were trained on appropriate and sustainable crop, animal and aquaculture management practices; (2) more than 7,000 farmers (about 70% women) received inputs, such as seeds and equipment; (3) 121 income generation groups (between 10 and 30 members) were formed from the income generating beneficiaries. 64 village savings and loans associations have been formed from these income generation groups; (4) 1,561 beneficiaries (86% women) were trained and supervised with support from Community savings and loans facilitators by RESULT; (5) a local information and communication service for agricultural markets, ESOKO, was selected after a competitive process to provide market information and messaging services including weather forecasts; (6) 301 farmers (29% women) are currently registered on the ESOKO RESULT platform and have access to market information and the farmer helpline; and (7) nutrition training with cooking demonstrations has been provided in all of the 83 initial communities to 6,134 community members. These have contributed to enhanced food security and resilience for poor men and women smallholder farmers and their households in Northern and Upper East Ghana.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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