A pilot project designed to support small-holder farmers to enhance sustainable land management, improve natural resource management though the care and maintenance of tree nurseries, and develop opportunities for beekeeping enterprise.
Pilot project is currently involving households in Pelungu district in Northern Ghana.
The project is designed to support sustainable soil and natural resource management through tree planting, amongst 50 farming families involved in two farmers groups in Pelungu, Northern Ghana.
Members of the two farmer groups - 'Zeamborg' and 'Goruk' are being supported by TRAX Ghana to establish and manage tree nurseries, and to develop honey production and other apiculture opportunities amongst group members.
Tree planting provides both an essential source of food and of shelter for bees, who play a vital role in the pollination of other food crops for small-scale farmers.
It is planned to extend this work to other farmer groups and districts through a locally run and managed savings and loan programme.