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Women in Ghana Make Magic with Moringa

Until recently, Nuhu Mariama of Dorimon, Ghana, had only used moringa leaves sparingly in her cooking. Like many people in rural communities, she didn’t know about the potential of this “magic tree.” That changed when Mariama learned about moringa’s medicinal, cosmetic and nutritional benefits from a Feed the Future training,…


Blacksmiths in Ghana Test New Skills in the Thresher Market

For blacksmiths in Ghana, the need for small-scale threshers is an opportunity to tap into a valuable local market. With skills gained from a Soybean Innovation Lab training, a group of blacksmiths is gaining the skills they need to not only grow their businesses, but fill an important need for farmers in their communities.


Borlaug Fellow Tackles Post-Harvest Loss in Ghana


In the developing world, nearly 30 percent of crops are lost before reaching consumers. Working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Borlaug Fellow and researcher Issah Sugri is increasing his knowledge about effective, low-cost storage technologies and practices—knowledge he now shares with farmers and extension agents in Ghana


Students Help Students LearnState-of-the-Art Science

To promote horticultural science, an innovative program is pairing U.S. graduate students with organizations engaged with local farmers in developing countries, turning students into experts and laying the groundwork for for locally led research that can make an impact for smallholders.


Service Meets Food Security for Feed the Future Peace Corps Volunteers

By: Peace Corps Food Security Team

James and Ott worked together with school cooks to identify three vegetables to grow in their garden: tomatoes, green peppers and aleefua, a locally-produced dark leafy green. This combination of crops would allow the students to increase their access to Vitamin A and dietary iron, two common micronutrient deficiencies in Ghana.