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Our Recent Projects
SAFE GHANA works with District Assemblies and local government agencies including a number of Civil Society Organisations.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are a few of the common ones that we get, along with answers to the questions. Contact us by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org if any of your questions are not answered here.
What is SAFE GHANA's mandate?
- To inform and support smallholder farmers and entrepreneurs at grassroots level to succeed.
- To promote sound habitat and environmental management practices for sustained livable world.
- To enable one-stop shop for smallholder entrepreneurs to develop capacities to meet the challenges and opportunities in the global market place.
- To encourage and support young entrepreneurs to start-up businesses.
- To campaign both locally and nationally to ensure that policies to enhance the work of smallholder farmers and indigenous entrepreneurs are promoted.
- To promote legislation, declarations and conventions ensuring that the rights of smallholder entrepreneurs are upheld at all times.
What are our Core Values?
- Promote cooperative ownership by fostering member involvement and responding to member needs.
- Build community by respecting diversity and cultivating connections within the Action Groups.
- Encourage informed choices by educating ourselves and our community on issues of enterprise, Education, Tourism, food, healthy lifestyles, the environment, and human rights.
- Model ethical business and employment practices by acting with honesty, integrity, and respect in the workplace and marketplace.
Promote a sustainable economy by supporting organic and sustainable food production and other environmentally and socially responsible businesses locally, regionally, and nationally.
Volunteers Application Process
There are two ways to submit your application to volunteer with SAFE.
You can either submit an application form online or you can download the form, fill it out, and mail it to us. We do not charge a fee for processing an application. You are expected to pay a deposit towards your accommodation and food and this has to be reserved early (within 14 days of confirmation of placement).
Once we get your application, we will process it immediately. We will read your application carefully so that we can find the project that matches your experience and best suits you. Our volunteers either stay in home stays or with other volunteers in a volunteer dormitory.
We will send you the details of your placement. The placement details include local contact information which you can use as the contacts for your Visa application. You can also use these to contact us about your placement if you have any questions.
Your preparation for the trip should include reading about Ghana, receiving the necessary immunisations, obtaining your travel visa (entry permit), and arranging your own flights. Our coordinators are on hand 24/7 to assist you with the process.
Once you have purchased your flight tickets, email the flight information to our office. We will then arrange your free airport pick-up.
Ghana Agriculture Profile
Agricultural extension in Ghana has gone through political shift from export commodity development approach prior to independence in 1957 to the promotion of food crop production. The Government shift in focus intended to modernize traditional farming practices, transfer resources and technology, and train personnel to address extension needs of peasant farmers. The Ministry–based general extension approach adopted in 1978 came under heavy criticism. The approach was viewed as a top-down and pro-urban, and was believed to pay more attention to progressive farmers, while totally neglecting poorer small farmers and women. The lack of coordination amongst various departments within the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) and the poor management of the general extension approach coupled with the lack of well-trained extension workers and the poor quality of infrastructures, called for a reform of the system (Okorley, 2007).
|Agricultural land (sq km)||156,000||2008|
|Agricultural land (% of land area)||68.6||2008|
|Arable land (hectares)||4,400,000||2008|
|Arable land (% of land area)||19.34||2008|
|Arable land (hectares per person)||0.19||2008|
|Fertilizer consumption (per ha of arable land)||6||2008|
|Agriculture, value added (% of GDP)||31.7||2009|
|Food production index (1999-2001 = 100)||155||2009|
|Food exports (% of merchandise exports)||63.5||2009|
|Food imports (% of merchandise imports)||14.8||2009|
|GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)||1,190||2009|
|Literacy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above)*||66.6||2009|
|Literacy rate, youth female (% of females ages 15-24)||78.9||2009|
|Ratio of young literate females to males (% ages 15-24)||97||2009|
|Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment (%)||89||2009|
|Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)||33.2||2007|
|Internet users (per 100 people)||3.8||2007|
|Population density (people per sq. km of land area)||104.8||200|
|Rural population (% of total population)||49.2||2009|
|Agricultural population (% of total population)*||54||2008|
|Total economically active population in Agriculture*||5,790,000||2008|
|Total economically active population in Agriculture (in % of total economically active population)*||55||2008|
|Female economically active population in Agriculture (% of total active in agriculture)*||44||2008|
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