February 2024

Growth Beyond Slogans: Rethinking Ghana’s Agricultural Policies for Progress

The YAFO Institute began its 2024 policy dialogue series on the topic, Beyond Slogans: Rethinking Ghana’s Agriculture – reflections on some key policies and the way forward. The guest speaker for the day was Dr. Haruna Gado Yakubu, an animal scientist, specialized in animal nutrition, food safety, and animal product correlation. In his presentation, Dr. …

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Policy Dialogue – Beyond Slogans: Rethinking Ghana’s Agriculture – reflections on some key policies, and the way forward. Part 1

Many governments since 1957 have implemented many agricultural policies with the objective to boost Ghana’s agricultural sector. The current agricultural policy is Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) which is the government’s primary agriculture project for Ghana, and had huge hopes for the youth since its launch in 2017. The government of Ghana’s flagship project …

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Open the Books, Open Minds: How Planting Books for Liberty Have Transformed Praso MA Basic School

Imagine a school without a library. Literacy is the key to unlocking opportunity, yet for many youngsters, access to books is still a faraway dream. This was the sad reality at Praso MA Basic School in the Ashanti region of Ghana.  A quick awareness of the pupil’s inadequate reading ability by one teacher, John Imoro, …

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