Smallholder farmers, especially women, from eight communities around the Lake Bosumtwe are expected to benefit from new capacities for self-reliant farm decision making using locally specific information, and new skills in sustainable farming techniques.
A total of 80 Smallholder farmers (10 from each community) were recruited from the eight communities (Adwafo, Abaase, Detieso, Esaase, Duase, Amakom, Adjaman and Atafram).
Their capacities are being built in the Participatory Integrated Climate Services for Agriculture (PICSA) and other Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation technologies (CCAM).
Participants will acquire the requisite knowledge in the first five elements of the PICSA tool.
A total of 5200 indigenous fruit and tree species have been supplied to farmers and subsequently planted as an agroforestry intervention under the project.
Farmer equipment supply
Knapsack for (Bio-pesticide formulation and application), Farmers Wellington boots, Cutlasses, Measuring tapes, Planting lines and Watering Cans supplied to farmers
Plantain production training for improved livelihood
Farmers at various stages of the project receive training on plantain production including types of plantains, morphology, plant architecture, growth parameters, phenology, post-harvest, pests, and diseases, and their control.
Maize Crop Production training
Farmers in the Bosomtwe and Bosomtwe Freho District of the Ashanti Region receive training on farm management and agronomic practices for sustainable maize production.
PICSA tool deployment
Farmers capacity built on Participatory Integrated Climate Services for Agriculture (PICSA) tool deployment—an approach that seeks to build resilience at the farm level by supporting decision-making through the integration of information on location-specific climate, crops, livestock, and livelihoods.
Photos from various activities