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Helen Gyasi

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Helen Gyasi is 29 jaar oud en Founder -Nyamekeye Farms, ( Women Cooperative Farms) Startup

Thema

Voedsel en landbouw

Initiatief

By 2030, there will be 9 billion more mouths to feed in the world. Out of this most will be located in Sub Saharan Africa. How then do we tackle food insecurity using local resources to achieve this? Many African countries lack high- tech industrial and commercialized farm machinery. In Africa, women are the backbone of food provision to their families.

My initiative is in the area of Food Security and Agriculture development in developing countries specifically Ghana. To bring together women farmers to form cooperatives and connect them to markets through the Organisation of training on farming trends, financial management, innovations and sustainability. I strongly believe involving women in agriculture is the surest way of securing our foods for generations to come. This is more prominent in Africa.

To provide start ups funds for farming and ensure return on investments by linking investors to farmers.
Rental and provision of farm tools and machinery at a lower cost.
Acquisition of hectares of lands to be designated as farm lands enclaves.

Doel

My goal is to have this model replicated in other African countries with much emphasis on women empowerment. To create job opportunities through food, income and have a secured supply of food. And also tackle malnutrition which is prevalent on the continent.

In the interim, I have been able to form 56 cereal farm cooperatives of women and linked them to markets beyond Ghana's borders. Also these women farmers supply tons of maize to grain factories to feed the dairy and poultry industries.

Actief bij

Africa-Ghana

Rol binnen initiatief

Started in 2012 to provide employment to women farmers and food security in low income communities in Dodowa, Ghana.

Assisted in forming 56 cooperative women farmers in cereal production.
Liaised with grain companies for the supply of grains from the cooperatives.
Linked farmers to foreign markets.
Organization of Agriculture trainings on modern trends and use of farm machinery.
Linking investors to local farmers.
Creating financial resources for women farm startups.

Vanuit welke rol

Ondernemer (meer dan een persoon in onderneming)

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An awesome opportunity to make a difference for the society . Looking forward to making an impact to my generation. Helen Gyasi.