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Young Entrepreneur Brings Solution to Empower Manufacturers

By: Feed the Future

Read how Jeffrey Appiagyei is changing the face of agricultural machinery for artisans across Africa. Since winning an innovation contest back in 2014, Jeffrey Appiagyei has made it his goal to change agricultural mechanization education and training for manufacturers across Africa. He wants to make it possible for local entrepreneurs…

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This Ghanaian Entrepreneur Invests in People and Business

By: Feed the Future

In the agriculture sector, which investors consider particularly risky, women-owned small and medium enterprises (SMEs) earn 25 percent less in sales and own 35 percent fewer assets than men-owned SMEs. Despite these challenges, Ghanaian entrepreneur Edith Wheatland was not deterred from starting her own poultry production company, Rockland Farms. Since…

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Better Nutrition Starts in Our Coal Pots

By: Feed the Future

By: Bryan Pride, Peace Corps Volunteer, Ghana Imet the Lamini family the first day I arrived in my rural community of northern Ghana in 2015. Little did I know that this family of farmers would be the early adopters needed to increase availability and access to food in their own…


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.