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,…
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.
Putting her food science studies to good use, a master’s student in Ghana has opened a successful food company that produces a more nutritious, better-packaged version of the local hibiscus drink. As a result, she has been able to pay back student loans, create local jobs and mentor other young entrepreneurs.
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
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.
Before last year’s harvest, most people living in the northern region of Ghana had never seen an orange-fleshed sweet potato. Now, this brightly colored vegetable may be on its way to becoming the region’s most popular crop.
In his local Ghanaian community, where many children suffer from malnutrition, Peace Corp Volunteer Joe Stein, known locally as the 'Moringa Man,’ has focused most of his service on moringa tree cultivation, helping to provide healthier futures for Ghanaian children.
President Obama today announced that Feed the Future, his signature global hunger and food security initiative, is delivering on his promise to reduce hunger and malnutrition through agricultural development.
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.
The "1,000 day household" approach considers the state of the environment, gender-based violence, early childhood development, disease, water sources, and other factors that affect nutrition among children.