Sankofa Family Poultry

Short title

Sankofa Family Poultry

Start date - End date

Mon, 07/13/2009 to Fri, 11/13/2009

Brief description of the initiative

This project expanded an already existing project and aimed to reestablish smallholder poultry breeding in five local communities in Ghana, as an effective means for livelihood, income supplement and nutrition.

Results and lessons learned

The project was officially launched on 2 December 2009 at Chanzini in the Tamale Metropolis.  Around 100 people from the beneficiary communities and representatives of the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly, the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and the Sankofa Foundation attended the launch.

210 beneficiaries have been selected, of which 70% are females and 30% males. 

  • Trainings in poultry health and production, financial literacy and micro-finance management have been held for beneficiaries.
  • 170 women have received microloans to support livelihoods activities.
  • 300 women have received training in domestic violence from the Ghana Police Service

Status

Complete

Project number

Gh-011

Budget

188,749 EUR

Donors

JMDI, European Union

Partner country(ies)

Ghana

Main thematic areas

Diaspora engagement
Rural development and urbanization

JMDI Focus area

Migrant Communities
Mobilizing and giving a voice to migrant communities for development
Promoting the involvement of women, refugees, asylum seekers in migrant/diaspora organizations for development
Migrant Remittances

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Main objectives

This project expanded an already existing project and aimed to reestablish smallholder poultry breeding in five local communities in Ghana, as an effective means for livelihood, income supplement and nutrition.

Country

Netherlands

Main activities

The main activities were: developing the capacities of local unemployed people to be able to raise poultry safely and efficiently and engaging female members of the Ghanaian diaspora in Europe to support the transfer of their experience and knowledge of basic agricultural techniques and health measures to local women in Ghana and advocate for pro-development policies for their country of origin.

Main beneficiaries

The main beneficiaries were: Young people and women in 5 rural communities in northern Ghana, including 130 trainees in poultry health, and 170 women supported to establish sustainable livelihoods.

Project Documents

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