Our team in Ghana had a great visit to the Center for No-Till Agriculture this month. This program teaches conservation agriculture methods but demonstrates a much larger scale than our typical project. The team gained much insight, as well as visual validation to the methods we are teaching. The program could be a source of future employees, as it annually trains people who will be looking for employment after their training, and are fully aware of the benefits of conservation agriculture techniques for the small scale farmer.
Regardless of where we serve in the world, our universal process always begins with assessment. As we consider a focused approach in the village of Nsawam, our team has been working on a needs assessment in the area, which has included a survey of about 50 families. Our assessment report is nearly complete, and contains many interesting facts and observations that will be of great use as we move forward in the area.