Cape Coast Pilot Project
The Cape Coast pilot project seeks to contribute to wealth creation and poverty reduction in the Cape Coast Municipality especially among the vulnerable in society such as women, youth, lepers, ex-convicts and other persons with disability. The high unemployment rate among such groups especially the youth in the Cape Coast Municipality called for the implementation of such a project. The pilot project is on the inclusion of unemployed youth into vegetable production in the municipality, which involves building the capacity of beneficiaries in sustainable vegetable production.
The IWMI-RUAF pilot project in Cape Coast also seeks to improve upon the livelihood of resource poor women, prison inmates, and physically challenged in the Cape Coast Metropolis through vegetable production.
The project is being implemented by the Cape Coast Metropolitan Agricultural Development Unit.
1. three vegetable producer groups formed
2. Information on demographic and socio-economic characteristics of 79 beneficiaries documented
3. Beneficiaries trained in group dynamics and vegetable production techniques
4. Training material on group dynamics and vegetable production techniques developed for future use
5. Three demonstration sites on vegetable production set up
6. Field days organised for beneficiaries, and other agric extension services offered to all beneficiaries
For more details please read The Cape Coast Pilot project synthesis report.