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Innovation Spurs Hope for Farmers in Ghana
In Ghana, where 53 percent of the population is involved in agriculture, making a living can be difficult due to low yields, high labor costs and low technology. Students at Ashesi University recently came in second place and won $10,000 at the WEGE Prize – an annual global competition that encourages college students the world over to try to redesign the way economies work. The team designed as system that transforms bagasse, the main byproduct of sugarcane farming into re-usable bi-compost fertilizer that can reduce crop loss and alleviate poverty.
Read more about their innovative solution.
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Aid for Africa is a charity alliance of U.S.-based nonprofits and their African partners working to help children, families, and communities throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Helps African orphans and children living in extreme poverty lead healthier, more productive lives. Program priorities emphasize the education, well-being, and safety of young girls and the fight against female genital mutilation and childhood marriage.
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