Goal: To secure access of poor and marginalized men and women to a decent livelihood through access to productive resources, skills training and enterprise development
The livelihoods programme will focus on building strong access of rural men and women to reproductive resources such as credit, enterprise development services and entrepreneurial skills. We will build the capacity of farmers to use business skills to manage the storage and marketing of farm produce as post harvest losses are a major challenge in the agriculture sector. We will also focus on building strong farmer based association and groups, with the strategy of linking them up to other organizations such as SADA to support them to access farm inputs.
CALID will also lobby for government to improve upon the road network to boost access to distant food producing communities and markets. Similarly we will strengthen our support to women’s income generation activities through a Micro-credit scheme. We will scale up our current micro-credit scheme for women, targeting widows and those whose children are in school. It our plan to link them up with rural banks and help negotiate for soft loans and accessible financial services by encouraging savings and prudent business practices.
Increase income earnings opportunities and options for vulnerable rural farmers and marginalized women in Northern Ghana by 2020 to 30%
Promote access of poor rural men and women to productive resources especially public funds