Integrated Development in Focus

Equator Prize for Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

By equipping women with financial and technical resources to restore degraded lands and develop small-scale enterprises, Integrated Development in Focus is improving crop yields and local incomes. Women-led groups have planted three million trees and restored 350 hectares of land. Communal labor prepares and maintains individual plots of land on a rotating basis. Farmers are trained in organic farming techniques and supported to access new and more lucrative markets for their produce. Growth is ensured through a model whereby each woman who receives training is responsible for training five other women as a condition of support. Small-scale businesses have been launched in livestock rearing, composting and organic vegetable cultivation. Partnerships with local municipalities, chiefs and elders support fire management and environmental watchdog committees.


Key Facts 

Equator Prize Winner: 2014

Founded: 2005

Location: Ga West Municipality, Greater Accra Region, Ghana

Beneficiaries: Farmers in six communities (300+ and

Area of Focus: Biodiversity, ;and reclamation


Case Study

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 Equator Prize 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa

 Ecoagriculture and Food Security

 Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change

 Drylands Management


Contact Information

P. O. Box AN 7966
1 Amoonakwa Street, Good Silver Building,
Accra-North, Greater Accra 233


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