According to the Food and Agriculture Organization News release of 14 September 2010, nine hundred and twenty-five million people do not have enough to eat and 98 percent of them live in developing countries of which Ghana is part. Here in Ghana, ADRA comes in to provide for those deprived of food and also support farmers to adopt good agronomic practices to increase food production and access, ensure household food security and also sell surpluses for income. In 2011, ADRA Ghana continued its support to agriculture and food security program by focusing on Commercialization of Agriculture in the Afram Basin – under the Millennium Development
Authority (MiDA) project as Regional Implementation Consultant (RIC) 2008-2012, the Northern Ghana Food Security Resilience Project (NGFSRP) 2010-2011.
Farmer Training: 734 additional new farmers (373 males and 361 females) organized into 18 Farmer-Based organizations (FBOs) were trained. This increased the number of FBOs and farmers trained from the targeted 600 FBOs to 616 FBOs. About 91.5% of these farmers qualified as trained by MiDA training capacity assessment standards.
ADRA Ghana trained farmers and private investors on Operations and Management (O & M) of Agricultural Business Centres (ABCs). Following this, MiDA constructed three (3) 2,000-ton capacity grain storage facilities as ABCs. The facilities will serve as storage and marketing centres for maize, cowpea and groundnuts in the Ejura Sekyedumase and Kwahu North districts. ADRA Ghana is coordinating linkages between the FBOs and the operators.