The Adele villages are made up of subsistence farmers and by studying Permaculture
the women will be expanding their agricultural practices, food capacity, and become a part of a global eco-farming Permaculture
Agriculture in the Adele villages like the rest of Africa is done predominately by women.
African women do 80% of the farming. Agriculture on the African continent makes up about 70% of the economic base.
The crops grown in the Adele Traditional Area of Ghana
is Maize, Cassava,Yam, Cowpea and Groundnuts.....
population that the Adele Women Association serve is 5 million; women are 2 million, children 3 million,
and men 1 million.
The communities they
serve are; Dadiese, Korantan, Odumase, Kadhaidi, Tutukpeu and Ahodwo.
They left their training program
in Permaculture with moringa seeds, cassava sticks, black pepper, grape, mangoe seeds, and pawpaw.
They also learned how to prepare cosmetic products
using Moringa! They have already started home gardens in the villages.
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Please check out the Ghana Nkwanta Project's myspace! Lots of video clips about sustainable development & Permaculture
"Our pathway must be up through the soil,
up through swamps,
up through forests,
up through streams and rocks,
up through commerce, education, and religion!
In my opinion, we cannot begin at the top to build a house.
If we try to do this, we shall reap in the
end the fruits of our folly".
Booker T. Washington