Meghan Crouch

Publication Date

Spring 2001


This paper seeks to explore the challenges food crop farmers face in the Ahanta West district and some of the programs in place to raise both the productivity and the living standards of the farmers and their families. Through the examination of their current practices, and the factors that hinder their work, the constraints farmers are confronted with will be more fully understood. The Friends of the Nation Demonstration Farm is a possible solution. Their objectives will be presented as well as examples of their current projects designed to educate farmers about new practices. Finally, I attempt to identify the challenges faced by those who provide the relief. There seems to be a missing link between the farmers and these organizations. In order for change to occur, cultural understanding, time and resources need to be dedicated to this crucial sector of Ghana's economy and population.