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Greater Rural Opportunities for Women Ghana

Waterloo, ON, June 5, 2019 - MEDA is proud to present the GROW Learning Series. After successfully concluding the Greater Rural Opportunities for Women (GROW) project in Ghana, our team of experts have curated a collection of learning opportunities, tools, best practice, and next steps from the economic development sector to inform and inspire practitioners, private sector actors and government partners alike.

“We realized about two years ago that we were collecting all kinds of data on our clients. We were giving the data to our donor, we were using it to make decisions on the project, but we weren’t really doing anything else with the data. So, we thought about how we could share this data more widely and we came up with the idea of a learning series”, says Jen Denomy, Technical Director of Vulnerable Populations. Many of the documents in the Series focus on economic empowerment, gender equity, social inclusion, conservation agriculture, land tenure, nutrition and food security, and savings and loan associations. The documents presented on these topics are supported by Global Affairs Canada.

The overarching goal of the GROW project was to improve food security for 20,000 women farmers and their families in the Upper West Region of Ghana. Project activities include helping women improve the availability, access to and utilization of appropriate and nutritious food by strengthening production, processing, and linkages to markets. After seven years of implementation, the GROW project learned a great deal about women’s economic empowerment and food security in the context of northern Ghana.

MEDA is thrilled to be able to share the complete GROW Learning Series. This set of 11 documents demonstrates specific details of the project and highlights the lessons learned. The series is available in both English and French.

For more information about the series, visit www.meda.org/GROWlearning to read and download the series.