The Research for Development and Innovation Agriculture and Learning – ReDIAL Project

Introduction

The Research for Development and Innovation Agriculture and Learning (ReDIAL) is a 4year project in Ghana funded by the European Union (EU) and being implemented under the EU initiative on Climate-relevant Development Smart Innovation through Research in Agriculture1 (and food systems) in developing countries – DeSIRA. The ReDIAL project is contributing to transformation and innovation in agriculture and food systems in Ghana through action research, application of innovative technologies and organization of farmers and organizing multi-stakeholder platforms for policy reforms.

Specifically, the project is fostering innovation in improving soil fertility in Ghana and innovative technology to improve threshing of Grains and Cereals. The project is also promoting climate-resilient agriculture practices. The project has gender perspective and providing support targeted at about 10,000 farmers with 60% being women and farmers with physical disabilities. The project is being implemented in the following five (5) specific Districts/Municipals and Regions of Ghana: Yendi Municipal of the Northern Region, Techiman Municipality of the Bono East Region, Ejura-Sekyeredumase Municipal of the Ashanti Regi, Sefwi Wiawso District of the Western North Region and Kwahu Afram Plains North District of the Eastern Region.

Objective

To contribute to transformation and innovation in agriculture and food systems in Ghana through action research, application of innovative technologies and organization of farmers and multi-stakeholder platforms.

The specific objective is to foster innovation for improving soil fertility in Ghana by generating scientific knowledge and data while applying innovative technology to improve threshing of Grains and Cereals.

Expected Outcomes

  1. Scientific data on specific soil nutrient deficiency established within target landscapes and knowledge for application of specific soil nutrient enrichment enhanced.
  2. Research to assess alternatives for improved soil fertility developed and information on efficient and conducive service delivery to small scale farmers enhanced nationally.
  3. Functional and sustainable grains and cereals threshing improvement established and productivity and income of smallholder farmers improved.
  4. Functional Multi-Stakeholder platform established, and national policy implementation influenced with Action findings.
  5. Decent jobs created and knowledge and skills transferred to 1000 youth and unemployed graduates to provide services on the use of the Farmsense and Solar Powered Multi-Crop Thresher technologies.
  6. Land degradation and biodiversity loss reduced, and climate change resilience increased through the uptake of sustainable land management and Climate Smart Agricultural practices at the landscape level in priority landscapes.

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