Ashanti Development created a farm support scheme by which twenty inhabitants from the same village are trained in farming and marketing for four years. Before planting begins, each is given a 80 CHF loan to buy quality farm material and crops. Loans and interest are repayable after harvest and then both are re-lent each year to the same farmers, so until recently the money retained its value. After four years, the project moves to a new village. Many others attend the formal lessons as observers, and good practice spreads fast.
Support and education for farmers in the Ashanti-region, Ghana
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