Access to water opens new possibilities for women in northern Ghana

The Upper East region of Ghana is one of the country’s driest and poorest. The long dry season means those that live there often rely on dugouts to provide water for crop production, tree growing, and livestock which run dry early into the season. Further, the intense dry contributes to wildfires which spread throughout grasslands threatening crops and forest landscapes.

Shifting rainfall patterns in the face of climate change have only amplified these challenges.

However, thanks to a new high-yielding borehole, funded by the Forest and Farm Facility (FFF), in the Nabdam district of the Upper East region, farmers will be able to engage in year-round farming leading to better business opportunities, livelihood improvements, and food security.

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