The Global Environment Facility Small Grant Programme under the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP/GEFSGP) reached out to peanut farmers at Ayorya community in Brong Ahafo Region. The program provided farmers farming technologies needed to address droughts, inadequate rainfall and low yields, created by heavy storms and flooding.

This technologies involve soil and water conservation, preparation and use of organic manure and cultivation of short-term drought resistant seeds, among others.

Communication Specialist at UNDP Ms. Praise Nutakor observed that in recent years, farmers have been unable to reap the product of their hard work. Ms. Nutakor said farm yields have been low, especially during droughts. She traced the problem to changes in climatic conditions. This is the reason why UNDP/GEFSGP stepped in to support the farmers.

Spokesperson for Chief of Ayorya Nana Bosu expressed appreciation and gratitude to UNDP/GEFSGP for implemeting the project for for the benefit of women in peanut farming.

Source: Eric Nii Sackey | ghananewsonline.com