Brong-Ahafo is the breadbasket of Ghana, producing nearly 30 per cent of the country’s maize. Yet maize farmers in the region produce mostly for their own consumption because they lack information on how to best harvest and market their crops. Simply by drying their maize and selling in bulk, farmers can see bigger rewards for their hard work.
With funding from Concern Ghana, this project is reaching farmers with radio programs all about maize — and that’s just what farmers are looking for.
“I once participated in a drama series for the Aburoo Badwam broadcast on Asta FM, Techiman,” said Naomi Kyeremaa, a farmer from the village of Fiaso. “I was happy when I heard my own voice on the radio for the first time. I listened and saw that I did well with my contribution as the wife of a maize farmer who encouraged my husband to let us dry and clean our maize before selling at good price. Hearing myself on the radio made me feel proud that at least a woman farmer’s voice is heard on matters affecting all farmers.”