Ghana

Country Info

CARE began operations in Ghana in 1994. Since then the Accra office expanded to support programs in Togo and Benin under the umbrella of the CARE Gulf of Guinea country mission. In July 2010, CARE replaced the three-country mission with country offices in Ghana and Benin, the latter of which is also responsible for a small number of activities in Togo.

CARE Ghana’s projects are primarily implemented through partnerships with local and civil society organizations. This enables CARE to further engage with government and the private sector, work effectively in coalitions, and to have the greatest possible impact. CARE Ghana prioritizes the rural and vulnerable poor – women in particular – and organizes its work around health, governance, sustainable livelihoods and education.

Our Work in Ghana

Child Poverty

Half of all children live in poverty, spending their formative years struggling to survive.  

Market Access

More inclusive markets and access can help poor people improve their lives.

Microfinance

There’s a “savings revolution” taking place in many developing countries.

Youth Empowerment

Addressing the needs of the 1.8 billion young people in the world is critical to ending poverty.

Girls' Education

The majority of the 57 million children out of school are girls — their future is at risk.

Clean Water

Access to clean water and decent toilets saves lives and helps families and communities prosper.

Poverty & Social Justice

Everyone in the world has the right to a life free from poverty, violence and discrimination.

Agriculture

By failing to close the gender gap in agriculture, the world is paying dearly.

Climate Change

Climate change threatens the very survival of people living in poverty all over the world.

Child Marriage

Child marriage is a gross human rights violation that puts young girls at great risk.

Why Women & Girls?

Why does CARE fight global poverty by focusing on women and girls? Because we have to.

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Push Pull Model Graduates Families Out of Poverty

Push Pull Model Graduates Families Out of Poverty

People in poverty have a wide range of abilities and needs. Some are in emergencies where only direct support--in cash or in kind--can meet immediate needs. Some are more stable for the moment, but lack the economic opportunities that will help them move sustainably out of poverty. Increasingly, communities and families slide in and out of crisis in response to market, climate, and economic shocks. CARE recognizes that to address needs for these families, we need to provide both strategies that support increased economic productivity for the individuals ("push" strategies) and activities...

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Farmer's Field and Business School Toolkit

The Farmers' Field and Business Schools are a product of the CARE Pathways program, and focus on a learning by doing approach, putting farmers at the heart of learning and decision-making around new agricultural techniques. So far, working with FFBS has led to 65-75% adoption of improved agricultural techniques among the 50,000 women who are part of the Pathways program.

Why do we use FFBS?

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CARE FFBS Seasonal Calendar

The Farmers' Field and Business Schools are a product of the CARE Pathways program, and focus on a learning by doing approach, putting farmers at the heart of learning and decision-making around new agricultural techniques. This tool represents how you can organize the different pieces of work to correspond with the seasonal calendar to make the best use of time and resources for the community.

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CARE FFBS Monitoring Tools

The Farmers' Field and Business Schools are a product of the CARE Pathways program, and focus on a learning by doing approach, putting farmers at the heart of learning and decision-making around new agricultural techniques. These tools help CARE and communities measure the impact of the work in food and nutrition security.

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FFBS Nutrition Tools

The Farmers' Field and Business Schools are a product of the CARE Pathways program, and focus on a learning by doing approach, putting farmers at the heart of learning and decision-making around new agricultural techniques. This set of tools helps guide discussions about increasing the health and nutrition of families by focusing on the nutritional value of crop choices and cooking nutritious and balanced meals.

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FFBS Gender Tools

The Farmers' Field and Business Schools are a product of the CARE Pathways program, and focus on a learning by doing approach, putting farmers at the heart of learning and decision-making around new agricultural techniques. This set of tools focuses on working with groups on women's empowerment and gender equality.

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CARE FFBS Marketing Tools

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CARE FFBS Agricultural Tools

The Farmers' Field and Business Schools are a product of the CARE Pathways program, and focus on a learning by doing approach, putting farmers at the heart of learning and decision-making around new agricultural techniques. This set of tools focuses on agricultural techniques that increase yields and minimize post harvest losses.

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FFBS Facilitation Tools

The Farmers' Field and Business Schools are a product of the CARE Pathways program, and focus on a learning by doing approach, putting farmers at the heart of learning and decision-making around new agricultural techniques. This set of tools gives community members the skills they need to facilitate activities.

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Getting Communities Involved In Setting Priorities and Gathering Data

CARE believes in putting communities in the driver's seat to determine what projects should do, and if it's working to meet community needs. One tool we use to accomplish this is the Participatory Performance Tracker (PPT). This tool allows groups and individuals to evaluate project outcomes, behavior change, and barriers to success. Groups at the community level compare objectives to outcomes, to hold themselves, their leaders, and CARE accountable for the goals we've set. Outside facilitators work with groups to evaluate group dynamics and performance. To effectively use the PPT, groups...

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