Using market-driven approaches, MEDA' s Greater Rural Opportunities for Women (GROW) project focuses on improving food security for families in Northern Ghana by assisting women farmers to grow more soybeans and forge market links that will increase incomes. Hear stories from the field and how this approach is changing livelihoods for women.
Living in rural Africa, it's difficult to connect with sustainable outside markets, especially as a woman. The program that one of our interns works with, GROW, looks to link women and their families with markets to develop a lasting income. Here's a brief review of a recent trip.
Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) implemented a pilot to extend the growing season for female farmers with the ultimate goal of contributing towards improved food security for women and their families in Northwestern Ghana. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the project tested two water catchment, storage and irrigations systems: ferro-cement tanks and keyhole gardens. MEDA completed an evaluation of these technologies in February 2015.