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OUR PROGRAMMES ?

Our Recent Projects

SAFE GHANA works with District Assemblies and local government agencies including a number of Civil Society Organisations.

Sustainable Cashew Plantations Development in Volta region

Sustainable Cashew Plantations Development in Volta region

The project seeks to promote an integrated cashew plantation development as a cash crop and environmental protection

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Keta Lagoon Complex RAMSAR Site

KETA LAGOON Keta Lagoon lies in the far south-east of the country, near the international frontier with Togo. The area o
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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 contact@safeghana.org if any of your questions are not answered here.

What is SAFE GHANA's mandate?

  1. To inform and support smallholder farmers and entrepreneurs at grassroots level to succeed.
  2. To promote sound habitat and environmental management practices for sustained livable world.
  3. To enable one-stop shop for smallholder entrepreneurs to develop capacities to meet the challenges and opportunities in the global market place.
  4. To encourage and support young entrepreneurs to start-up businesses.
  5. To campaign both locally and nationally to ensure that policies to enhance the work of smallholder farmers and indigenous entrepreneurs are promoted.
  6. 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).

Statistical Indicators

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
49.6 2008
63.4 2009
Internet users (per 100 people) 3.8 2007
4.3 2008
5.4 2009
Population, total 23,837,261 2009
Population density (people per sq. km of land area) 104.8 200
Rural population 11,737,467 2009
Rural population (% of total population) 49.2 2009
Agricultural population* 12,683,000 2008
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
  • 1. A Reputable Registered NGO

    SAFE GHANA is a reputable and well registered non-governmental organisation. It is a registered charity (with the Social Welfare Department of Ghana) and a non-profit, tax-exempt organisation (as registered by the Internal Revenue Service of Ghana)

  • 2. Program to Suit You

    From dialogue forums to field training and researches in Agriculture SAFE GHANA offers a number of flexible, comprehensive, and engaging volunteering experiences to choose from. This means you can find something of interest and relevance to your studies or organisation.

  • 3. Our Works

    Action Ghana’s activities are wide ranging and incorporate gender equality, human rights education/empowerment, advocacy and lobbying, formation and training of grassroots smallholder entrepreneurs, environmental protection, education and awareness.

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I just want to say thank you again for what an incredible experience and knowledge SAFE GHANA has shared with us through the dialogue forum in Keta.

Kofi Klamaso

Kofi Klamaso

Farmer & Trader - Keta Municipality

I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to SAFE GHANA for helping me with business ideas, solutions and support towards my fish trading business.

Mrs. Agorkpe

Mrs. Agorkpe

Business Woman - Aflao, Volta

Thanks to SAFE, I am now able to produce rice in a large scale and I had a good harvest last summer. Thanks for your training, financial supports & supervision.

Mr. Hogbelu

Mr. Hogbelu

Entrepreneur & Farmer - Dzelukope, Volta