There is a global conversation about achieving two of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aimed at eradicating hunger, poverty and social crises within the next decade. The onus is on the younger generation to provide innovative solution to the problems facing their communities and continent.
Sustain Our Farmers Potato Project (SOFPP) is committed to working for and with smallholder farmers across the farming regions of Ghana and Africa to increase food security and end poverty through increased crop yield, value addition and making agriculture attractive and lucrative to the African youth. We believe this is a concerted effort, thus SOFPP employs all stake and shareholders along the agriculture value chain. Most importantly, with the dawn of climate change, adversely affecting the most vulnerable farming group, i.e. smallholder farmers, SOFPP is committed to working tirelessly to improve the active participation of smallholder farmers, women and youth in agricultural decision making in their communities and regions.
By the end of the project, potato production across selected communities is expected to increase up to 60%. Potato farmers will have access to sustainable markets, better and improved storage facilities and improved livelihoods. Through the value addition and awareness creation aspect of this project, SOFPP aims to make potato one of the main staple root crops in the Ghanaian food recipe, thus increasing the nationwide demand for potatoes through awareness creation and new recipes.
A dollar donated to this cause goes a million miles to create a ripple and long lasting effect not just in the lives of farmers but Ghana, Africa and the globe as we all work together to make Africa a hunger-free continent and the world, a better place.