Livelihood/Agriculture

LIVELIHOOD/AGRICULTURE
Ensuring access to food and livelihood security in the upper west region and the country as a whole is a fundamental human necessity. The right to good food and health lives for all should be ensured and secured, however, the socio-economic conditions coupling with unfair trade among nations made it highly difficult for rural communities to secure their livelihood.

The poor are mostly affected when there is disaster, famine, and labor crisis. In the case of disaster, or famine, the situation is worsened and it is hardly to see the poor demanding for their rights to livelihoods security. However, the realization of basic food security is militated against the following factors.

  • Inadequate access and affordability to farm inputs.
  • Inadequate agricultural extension services.
  • Inadequate alternative sources of livelihood.
  • Low income status of our people.
  • Migration down south due to only one farming season.
  • Short or erratic rainfall pattern.

GOAL
To ensure the livelihood security of men and women in deprived communities.
OBJECTIVES
  • To assist farmers to increase crop production and productivity.
  • To assist rural farms to improve and increase their livestock production as an alternative source of livelihood.
  • To ensure an improved community forestry natural resource management.
  • To assist poor men and women to undertake small scale business as an alternative source of livelihood.
  • To assists farmers to advocate for the implementation of the pro poor agricultural policies, access to fair local and international markets and to promote the consumption of local products.
  • To ensure the economic and social empowerment of rural women.