CDF Canada and META Foundation, Ghana, are pleased to announce their partnership to mutually support co-op communities in Ghana to promote sustainable agricultural practices and resilience, create awareness and support marginalized communities on natural resource management.
CDF Canada and META Foundation share a mission to build sustainable and prosper co-op communities. We will collectively work on projects that will help accelerate agriculture, support sustainable livelihoods, and rural enterprise development.
Dr. David Azupogo, Director, META Foundation, said, ” In this partnership, we see a synergy that will lead to improved livelihoods and building capacities on sustainable agriculture practices, biodiversity conservation, and climate-smart agriculture.
At META Foundation, our approach has been facilitating a development process that builds on local knowledge through community engagement, community-based research and community-led advocacy actions, using Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) as a strategy for local resource mobilization and for promoting sustainable community-based cooperatives.”
Commenting on the collaboration Mr. Benoit Andre, Executive Director, CDF Canada,
said, “We are looking forward to this partnership. Our experience with coop communities, smallholder farmers, and their work on the ground will help to reach wider communities and strengthen the coop movement in Ghana.
Through this collaboration, we will participate in joint projects and research initiatives, share best practices and lessons learned, and provide training to co-ops in Ghana.