A Bright Future

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WAGES Project

Publication Type:
Case Study
Year Published:
2019
Project:
WAGES
Funder:
Global Affairs Canada
Author:
WUSC-CECI
Partner:
CECI (Centre for Intenationalonal Studies and Cooperation)
Country:
Ghana
Contact:
Emelia Ayipio Asamoah ([email protected] )
Tags:
Economic Opportunities, Empowerment, Inclusive Economic Development, Inclusive Market Systems, Private sector engagement, Skills training

The Nyame Tease business group is from Sekyere Nyamebekyere, a community in the Wassa East District. The group falls under the Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA). The group is comprised of men and women cassava farmers. With cassava farming as the predominant trade in the community, there was always an abundance of cassava supplied to markets, with low prices, and consequently, farmers experiencing losses. After undergoing WAGES entrepreneurship and technical training, the group has learned new skills and has been linked to Tropical Starch Company, for supply of Cassava dough. The group has also acquired land to cultivate a cassava plantation, for cassava processing into dough.