GROW Learning Series

The GROW Learning Series is a set of documents developed by MEDA to provide best practices and learnings from our Greater Rural Opportunities for Women (GROW) project in Ghana, an initiative focused on women’s economic empowerment and food security in northern Ghana.

Key themes include

  • Promoting women into leadership roles, such as Lead Farmers who train others in good agricultural practices
  • Adapting service provision, such as offering business training for women with mobility restrictions
  • Connecting farmers and producers to gender-inclusive intermediaries, such as Women Sales Agents
  • Linking producers and businesses to financial services, from savings groups to impact investments
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Greater Rural Opportunities for Women (GROW): A Multifaceted approach to poverty alleviation at scale

Authors: Jennifer Denomy, Jennifer Gurbin Harley

How did the Greater Rural Opportunities for Women (GROW) project reach over 23,000 smallholder farmers in northern Ghana and achieve impact? This case study describes the project’s multifaceted approach to poverty reduction, which combined adaptive management and a comprehensive communications strategy to work toward poverty alleviation at scale.


This program was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Global Affairs Canada.