The 2SCALE project is the largest agribusiness incubator in Africa, working with farmers and small-scale entrepreneurs in 12 countries. The project builds networks that connect farmers, buyers and intermediaries, enabling them to create and grow new businesses. The project mobilizes and trains groups of farmers and creates the necessary linkages to ensure that all elements: technology, organizational capacity, market access, credit and extension advice are in place. The desired result is an Agribusiness cluster and commercial value chains that can compete effectively in the market, benefiting producers, consumers, and everyone. Private sector firms are supported by the project to find business opportunities for sourcing products from or selling agro-inputs to smallholder farmers in Africa.
URBANET has been working with the International Fertilizer Development Center on the project in the Savelugu/Nanton municipality since 2013. As a business support services provider, URBANET provides business support services to two clusters: the Libga Chilli Pepper Cluster and the Savelugu Soybean Cluster.
URBANET in collaboration with ActionAid Ghana initiated a project to promote urban and peri-urban vulnerable farmers access to land for farming. The project was preceded with a research, community level sensitization, dialogue meetings with stakeholders (chiefs/land owners, planning authorities) and culminated in a project dubbed: zoning of agricultural lands/green belts. The project has since facilitated the zoning of about 475 acres of land in urban and peri-urban Tamale to be reserved purposely for agriculture especially to support women engaged in vegetable farming as their main source of livelihoods.
This is a two year project that identified 31 community level volunteers from 31 communities in the northern region engaged in livestock farming and trained them as Animal Health Workers to support their communities in basic animal husbandry such as de-worming of animals, washing of wounds, castration of animals and serving as a link between the Veterinary Services Department of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) in reporting cases of animal diseases, and mobilizing farmers for national vaccination exercises. The project is funded by ActionAid Ghana with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture serving as the main collaborator in the implementation.
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