Agriculture and Food Security Program

Our Agriculture Program in Ghana is designed for those volunteers who enjoy the
more physical aspect of volunteering and don’t mind getting their hands dirty. The
focus of this project is to address the difficulties facing orphanage or foster home placements in terms of providing a sustainable food source for the children.

Volunteer work on the Agriculture Project involves both crop farming (eggplants, capsicums, palms etc.) and animal farming (rabbits, goats, chickens etc.). The work available is dependent on the season and where volunteers are placed. Volunteers will be involved in clearing land for growing crops, assisting with fertilizing the land, developing land for cropping, planting crops, nurturing crops, teaching farming techniques to local
staff, assisting with purchasing stock, caring for stock, and fencing and moving stock.
To support the orphanages or foster village where our volunteers work, the produce grown through the Agriculture project is donated to these orphanages or foster villages, thus supplementing the children’s food intake. Volunteers on the Agriculture Project also assist with teaching in local schools to ensure they have sufficient volunteer work, therefore
Agriculture volunteers must be prepared to also participate in some teaching work.
While previous agricultural experience is not a prerequisite for this project, more
experienced volunteers will be able to assist in developing the project and teaching
techniques to the staff and older children at the foster villages, helping them to farm
their crops and animals more effectively. Please note, resources and machinery
are extremely limited on this project and most work is labour intensive.

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