Ghana: Some 27,000 farmers benefit from sustainable land and water management

About 27,000 farmers from Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions have benefited from Sustainable Land and Water Management Project (SLWMP) funded by Global Environment Facility and World Bank to increase agriculture production and forest conservation.

The SLWMP, which is currently operating in 12 districts of the three northern regions, has trained farmers on land and water management practices such as intercropping, crop rotating, afforestation, mix cropping, folder banks, bush fire prevention among others in the savanna ecological zone.

Mr Kingly Kwaku Amoaku from the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, said the project is aimed at sensitizing farmers in the northern ecological zone on the sustainable land and water management practices to restore soil fertility, prevent erosion, restoring soil moisture and prevention of bushfire.

According to, Kingly Kwaku Amoaku said the 10-year programme which started in 2011, is expected to end in 2015 but it was extended to 2018 and had another extension to 2020 due to additional funding with a target of 20,000 farmers. Now it has exceeded the target, as over 27,000 farmers have been aided by the project.

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