EDEN N’EVE FLOWER FARM

Reclaiming Womenʼs place in Development

EDEN N’EVE FLOWER FARM

Eden & Eve Flower Farm was established in the year  2011 for the purpose of Cut-Flower Production of Heliconia and Orchids. It is a gender-based project committed to being  efficient and self-sustaining  for  the  benefit  of  the economically and socially marginalized women of Bedum and surrounding areas.

Designed explicitly as a pilot initiative to be replicated widely, the Eden and Eve farm’s objectives are to improve incomes, health and welfare of rural Ghanaian women, and hence families, by increasing the quality and quantity of horticultural produce they produce.

The out-grower program aims to identify and tackle constraints in the supply of inputs and linkages to marketing chains and invests in building value chains and the capacity of private sector service providers, government institutions and farmers’ organizations.

 

Project Activities at Eden NʼEve for 2014 – 2015

To construct a training centre for working women, sponsorship of 3 or 4 Teenage girls to High School and University.

• To conduct sensitization trainings on various sustainable agriculture activities
• Promote bio-pesticides and green manure
• Nursery development and distribution
• Horticulture promotion
• Promotion of Community Seed banks
• EXPANSION OF FARM FROM 6 acres to the full 10 acres
• OUTGROWER SCHEME BEGINS WITH 6 FARMING WOMEN

Strategies to be adapted:

Capacity Building for Inclusive growth:

• Participatory planning, implementation and management.
Women are involved in all the phases of project implementation. Strong Local institutions built up from the beginning of the project including Self Help Groups (SHGs), Women federation. Transparency in the equita

• Linkages and networks with grassroots level institutions and district level government and other farmerʼs cooperative societies to ensure effective growing, storage and marketing

• Other training will include new forestry technologies, including nursery techniques, site selection and selection of species, land preparation, planting, weeding, and maintenance.

• In later years the centre could employ the trained young women as staff, and they would help to run the centre effectively for sustainability. Also we would try to placement of the trained women from this centre through our networking NGOs at district and national level