Most farmers, especially in Northern Ghana, are practicing rain-fed agriculture for their food and livelihoods. Women in rural communities are often vulnerable to climate change because they depend largely on local natural resources for their livelihoods.
It is with this background, that the Ghana Agricultural Sector Investment Programme (GASIP), through the Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP) funding, has invested substantially in the provision of solar mechanized boreholes within 2-acre fenced demonstration plots so far in 27 communities. This is to enable farmers in these communities make additional income even in the dry season.
We are pleased seeing our women taking advantage of this opportunity and further urge our District Department of Agriculture to ensure more women are onboarded in this venture.