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Countries: Ghana
Regions: Volta
Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Sustainable Agriculture (SDG 2.4)
Progress to Date: NA Improve soil health
Services Needed: Communications & outreach
Desired Partner: City
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jan. 2019  »  Ongoing
Project Website: ungc-production.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/attachments/cop_2...
Contextual Condition(s): PHYSICAL: Water scarcity or drought
Additional Benefits: Increased budget for local authorities
Beneficiaries: Local communities / domestic users
Planning & Implementation Time: More than 3 years
Financial Resources: More than $500,000 USD
Primary Funding Source: international
Project Challenges: Other
Project Source: Admin
Profile Completion: 87%

Project Overview

In India, the COVID-19 pandemic hit just as our farmers were ready to harvest. Harvesting is a time-sensitive process in which farmers collect, sell and transport crops within a short timeframe. Lockdowns meant our farmers could not hire the usual seasonal workers, leaving families to harvest alone. Closed communities and industries meant farmers were unable to sell or trade their crop, and a lack of on-site storage threatened the quality of the crops. Our agronomists quickl…

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In India, the COVID-19 pandemic hit just as our farmers were ready to harvest. Harvesting is a time-sensitive process in which farmers collect, sell and transport crops within a short timeframe. Lockdowns meant our farmers could not hire the usual seasonal workers, leaving families to harvest alone. Closed communities and industries meant farmers were unable to sell or trade their crop, and a lack of on-site storage threatened the quality of the crops. Our agronomists quickly mobilized to provide storage solutions and safety equipment and to reassure our smallholder farmer partners that we would uphold our promise to purchase their harvest. The team kept constant contact with farmers through calls, SMS and videos, advising on harvesting and storage, as well as providing updates on government COVID-19 guidelines. Once markets reopened, our agronomists supported farmers who were still unable to bring their crops to aggregation points by bringing cleaning and quality testing equipment directly to the farm to ease the selling process. Even in light of the pandemic, India recorded higher-than-anticipated barley volumes, resulting in a successful harvest season.

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Basin and/or Contextual Conditions: PHYSICAL: Water scarcity or drought
Project Benefits: Increased budget for local authorities
Indirect or Direct Beneficiaries: Local communities / domestic users
Months & Implementing: More than 3 years
Financial Resources: More than $500,000 USD
Primary Funding Source: International donor
Challenges: Other

Project Narrative

Grundfos established the Ghana Water Initiative to provide communities with a stable water supply at a fair price and to create jobs and build competencies around the water stations. Grundfos also took action to address issues of diversity and inclusion with an increased focus on gender diversity and inclusive employment with workers at reduced work capacity, and also by launching of a bespoke corporate Harassment Prevention Policy, aligned with the International Labour Organization (ILO) 190 Convention

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