Using Resilient Soil to foster a regenerative and sustainable economy in Ghana and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.
With strong ties to Ghana and partner farmer communities, our in-depth primary and secondary research in sustainable farming and soil health, brought about good identification and understanding of the pain points of the farmers in the agriculture sector. Fostered through our interactions with them and partnership with major farmer cooperatives.
Describe the People and Place: Provide information that would be helpful for an outsider who has never been there and may have no context about this Place to better understand the area.
These are mainly cash crop producing farming communities in Ghana - producing cocoa, sugarcane and as well vegetables and fruits for a living. With vast farming lands. They dream of being commercial farmers and dream of exporting their producing after processing or even harvesting. Having enough yields and revenues generated from their farming activities.
Hardworking farmer cooperatives producing large amounts of their crops, but as well generating huge amounts of agro-waste which they burn but can be circularized for the benefit of the community and the environment.
Challenges: Describe the current (2020) and the future (2050) challenges that your food system faces.
Poor soil health and poor distribution of environmentally friendly agro-inputs such as soil amendments and organic pesticides across different regions.
Address the Challenges: Describe how your Vision will address the challenges described in the previous question.
A decentralized organic fertilizer distribution model that increases supply and accessibility of affordable and readily available soil amendments serving farming communities in clusters.
High Level Vision: With these challenges addressed, now provide a high level description of how the Place and the lives of its People will be different than they are now.
With majority of Ghana being an agrarian society, farmers across Ghana will have access to readily available soil amendments, environmentally friendly and less expensive than synthetic blends.Thereby increasing the yield and vegetative growth on farmlands, improving soil health, biodiversity and increasing farmer revenues. Essentially, enabling them respond to the climate crisis with resilient soils.
Full Vision: How do you describe your Vision for a regenerative and nourishing food future for your Place and People for 2050?
Our vision by 2050 is to establish multiple soil amendment plants in Ghana and Sub-Saharan Africa that can transform agricultural waste on farm lands into valuable raw materials that help create accessible and organic soil solutions for farmer communities.
With farmer cooperatives being partners, and working hand in hand with them on solving poor soil health and practices, establishing workshop programs for farmers to create more awareness about climate-resilient agricultural practices to strengthen the loop on circularity is key focus.
This enables the problem of soil degradation as a result of poor soil health hence affecting yields and biodiversity be curbed and less rife across the regions.