Strengthening Farmers’ Resilience: NABOCADO’s Open Field Day Inspires Sustainable Agriculture Practices

NABOCADO’s Livelihood and Advocacy directorate organized an Open Field Day at Gowrie in the Bongo district, which saw the enthusiastic participation of 50 community animators and farmers from six districts.

The event, hosted by renowned farmer Mr. Aniah Richard Adongo, focused on sharing knowledge and promoting sustainable farming practices to enhance farmers’ resilience against the effects of climate change.

The Open Day was a key component of the Strengthening of Smallholder Farmers’ Resilience towards a Changing Climate (SCRAS) project, led by NABOCADO and funded Misereor. The project aims to foster innovation and adoption of local sustainable agriculture practices, ensuring food security and nutrition for farmers and their families.

During the event, farmers had the opportunity to interact, learn, and share practical ideas with their peers under the guidance of Mr Adongo. His expertise in innovative agricultural techniques and organic farming practices made him the perfect host for this knowledge-sharing initiative. Participants were able to gain insights into sustainable farming practices that can be implemented in their own communities.

From lively discussions to hands-on experiences, the event proved to have inspired farmers to embrace sustainable agriculture practices. By fostering knowledge exchange and practical learning, the event empowered farmers to adapt and thrive in the face of climate change.

The SCRAS project, of which the Open Field Day is a part, exemplifies NABOCADO’s commitment to supporting smallholder farmers and ensuring food security. Through initiatives like these, NABOCADO continues to make a positive impact in communities, promoting sustainable agriculture and building resilience for a better future.

NABOCADO facilitates Exchange Learning meeting for SILC Groups from Three Districts

Over 50 women from the Builsa North and Nabdam districts of the Navrongo- Bolgatanga Catholic diocese have successfully participated in an exchange learning meeting held in Bomgo-Soe.

The women were selected from farmers and Shea Butter producing groups who practice the Savings and Internal Lending Concept, SILC formed under the Strengthening of Smallholder Farmer’s Resilience towards a changing Climate ( SCRAS) program which is funded by Misereor of Germany and implemented in 16 communities by NABOCADO.

The meeting was to provide a common platform for inter-group interaction, knowledge sharing, and networking among the SILC groups across the various districts.

Having been established in 2012, and transitioned steadily into a nationally recognized Shea Butter producing and SILC group, the Bongo-Soe Tanmolga Asongtaaba Women group served as host to the traveling groups and shared learning experiences through presentations on Conflict Management, SILC funds management, Leadership, and Shea Butter processing and marketing.

Through the Savings and Internal Learning Concept, SILC, rural farmers, and Shea butter processors continue to practice local savings and loan schemes where they collectively save profits from product sales and also lend to themselves to reinvest and grow their trade.

The Exchange learning meeting was facilitated by the Gender Coordinator of NABOCADO, Patience Akankpanab, the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Michael Ayamga, and our district officers of Bongo, Nabdam, and Builsa North.