Women of Biu: breaking ground, earning income, beating aflatoxin

Female smallholder farmers in Biu, Upper East Region, used to be held back by limited access to land and agricultural inputs. This success story describes how the situation changed when these women farmers started engaging with MADE partner Adakant Enterprise. It explains how an innovative business model implemented by MADE and Adakant has enabled more than 400 Biu farmers to upgrade their fields, increase their cultivation, and farm for income as well as household meals. The story also highlights how, by learning to reduce aflatoxin contamination, the women are increasing their income further and making meals safer.

Resource type: Success story
Year produced: 2019
Value chain: Multi-crop
Thematic area: Commercial partnerships, Farm advisory services, Gender inclusivity
Region: Northern Ghana, Upper East Region

File size: 2.71 MB

File type: PDF