SavaNet-Ghana host an Eisenhower Fellow from the USA
Following SavaNet-Ghana’s immense contribution to Agriculture development in Ghana, it was selected by the Eisenhower Fellowship – EF to host Jennifer Hashley a 2016 USA Agriculture fellow from Boston MA.
The focus of her 7 week fellowship was to gain an International perspective on Agriculture development by meeting with innovation leaders in Ghana to learn about scalable farmer training approaches. It was also aimed at building a web of entreprenurship support strategies in the Agriculture sector.
Jennifer is the Director of the New Entry sustainable farming project at Tufts university, a beginning farmer training program working to build career pathways for new farmers and to strenghten local and regional food systems.
On her fellowship in Ghana, she investigated ways to bring to scale urban and peri-urban small holder farmer support systems including extension programs, training curricula, cooperative network, technology innovations and other approaches for assisting new entrants to Agriculture.
During her fellowship with SavaNet-Ghana, she visited peri-urban farmers in Fusheigu, Jarigu, etc. She also held meetings with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), ACDI-VOCA, iCow, etc.
SavaNet-Ghana will continue to collaborate with Jennifer Hashley and Tuft University to promote their work in assisting new entrant farmers develop successful Agrienterprises.