Ghana Farmers Take Part in Training on Agroforestry Techniques

Field technicians and farmers from Ghana took part in a 4-day long training course on Agroforestry techniques and practices that started on 7 May 2024. The training took place as part of the CIRAWA Project – Agroecological Strategies for Resilient Agriculture in West Africa and followed two other events in Ghana: Grow Green on 18 April and Waste to Wealth on 19 April.

It was carried out by CIFOR-ICRAF (Center for International Forestry Research and World Agroforestry), with assistance from FIDEP foundation, the CIRAWA team of Ghana, and aimed to strengthen the capacity of the project field implementation staff in Ghana, farmers and the state technical agricultural service providers for rural development on various agroforestry technics and practices such as:  

  • Farmers managed natural regeneration 
  • Nursery plant propagation from seeds and plant grafting 
  • Tree planting and fruit tree management techniques (horticulture and sanitary pruning) 
CIRAWA training on agroforestry techniques and practices.
CIRAWA training on agroforestry techniques and practices.

The training was based on an interactive approach through a discussion which was followed by concise and informative presentations. The course was carried out in 4 days including: theory in room (1 day), practices at the plant nursery (2 days) and field practices (1 day).  

The four-and-a-half-year CIRAWA Project, which is funded by the European Union under the Horizon Europe programme, aims to increase climate resilience and agricultural productivity at local and community level, guaranteeing the viability of small farms. It also seeks to protect the environment in West Africa through agroecological solutions while also contributing to improving the resilience of food supply chains in eight regions of Cape Verde, Ghana, Senegal and The Gambia.   

The project is coordinated by the CARTIF Technology Centre (Spain) and brings together a total of 14 partners from 9 European and African countries.  

In Ghana, the project is taking place in the Central Gonja District in the Savannah Region and the Nabdam District in the Upper East Region and is facilitated by FIDEP foundation.

Share this news article