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Atindana Owen Amihali
Atindana Owen Amihali
Course: Marshal Papworth 10 Week Short Course
University: Harper Adams University
Year of completion: 2019

Marshal Papworth Short Course – Harper Adams University – 2019

Atindana works as a Village Tree Enterprise Project Officer for NGO Tree-Aid, based in Kasena Nankana district of upper east region of Ghana.

He attended the University for Development Studies in Tamale in 2008, Qualification BSc in Agricultural Technology, he also attended the University of Central Nicaragua in 2018, Qualification Masters of Business Administration (Project Management).

His roles and responsibilities are:

  • To lead in delivering project activities that Tree-Aid will implement to time and budget, ensuring that all stakeholders are involved
  • To support arrangements for and co-facilitating programmes training and works
  • To guide and support the partner on the implementation and evaluation of projects
  • To work closely with beneficiaries of N.T.F.P producers and cooperative groups/unions to develop their capacity to produce and achieve the best price for their goods on the market
  • To support the development of Tree-Aid Ghana and wider programmes.

On returning home Atindana will disseminate all knowledge gained through field activities, training and capacity building through a planned schedule. He will also apply skills in his activities where people will have the opportunity to learn.

 

Joseph Nsobila Adonna
Joseph Nsobila Adonna
Course: Marshal Papworth 10 Week Short Course
University: Harper Adams University
Year of completion: 2019

Marshal Papworth Short Course – Harper Adams University – 2019

Joseph is an Organic certification and m&e officer for the Organisation for Indigenous Initiatives and sustainability (ORGIIS GHANA) which is a local non-profit non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in Ghana in 2011. Geographically, the operational area of ORGIIS- Ghana includes the Upper East, Northern, and Upper West Regions.

He attended the Bolgatanga Polytechnic in 2013 – Qualification higher national diploma in Agricultural Engineering.

His roles and responsibilities are:

  • Planning and supervising all organic activities
  • Prepare database of al beneficiaries, outputs, figures etc.
  • Identify training needs of staff and institutions in m&e gaps
  • Support staff with data collated for reports s drafting
  • Promote the production and marketing of NTFP’s

Joseph hopes to gain practical exposure of modern agricultural practices that can build his capacity to train other staff and farmers to adopt, and improve good practices for better yields when he returns home.

 

Ramatu Saaka
Ramatu Saaka
Course: Marshal Papworth 10 Week Short Course
University: Harper Adams University
Year of completion: 2019

Marshal Papworth Short Course – Harper Adams University – 2019

Ramatu is a Field Officer working for Tree-Aid based in Yendi municipality. Northern Ghana. She attended Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 2016 – Qualification BSc Natural Resources Management.

Her roles and responsibilities are:

  • Lead day to day field implementation of project activities
  • Provide support to develop and maintain a GIS (geographic mapping information system) support platform.
  • Provide capacity building to project beneficiaries
  • To contribute to project reports
  • To provide sensitization programs on project activities

Ramatu hopes the course will equip her with knowledge to boost the crop and animal production in the northern region of Ghana. This will help reduce the poverty level among the community members in her operational areas.

 

Rashida Baka
Rashida Baka
Course: Marshal Papworth 10-week Short Course
University: Moulton College
Year of completion: 2017

Rashida is currently working alongside Tree-aid with an organisation called PRUDA (Partnership for rural development action) in Ghana, as a Project facilitator.

Haruna Dauda
Haruna Dauda
Course: Marshal Papworth 10 Week Short Course
University: Shuttleworth College
Year of completion: 2011

Haruna works for the ADRA Adventist Development and Relief Agency in Ghana. Using the knowledge and skills he learnt from his course he is now responsible for educating 661 rural farmer households in 12 different communities on crop production.

Cosmos Nsor
Cosmos Nsor
Course: Marshal Papworth 10 Week Short Course
University: Shuttleworth College
Year of completion: 2011

Cosmos is employed as an Agriculture Extention Officer for ADRA, Adventist Development and Relief Agency, in Ghana working with rural farmers. Upon his return, Cosmos has transferred all his new found skills and knowledge to fellow farmers which has improved their farming businesses. He has also made farming attractive to the youth of Ghana, offering employment to many.

Isaac Kankam-Boadu
Isaac Kankam-Boadu
Course: MSc in Project Planning & Management
University: Bradford University
Year of completion: 2008/2009

Isaac works with the Northern Ghana Food Security Resilience Project. His intervention has enabled small scale farmers to increase their yields by up to 500% more than farming by traditional methods.

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James Bakaponi
James Bakaponi
Course: MSc Applied Development Studies
University: Reading University
Year of completion: 2012/2013

James currently works with local NGO, Presby Agric Services, as an Agriculture Extension Officer. He provides agriculture extension services to rural areas in Ghana. Since returning home, James has developed ways of eradicating poverty and hunger through sustainable methods of farming.

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Ibrahim Alhassan
Ibrahim Alhassan
Course: Marshal Papworth 10 Week Short Course
University: Shuttleworth College
Year of completion: 2013

Ibrahim offers voluntary agricultural services to farmer groups formed under the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Food Securities Project. Through his work he is able to ensure these groups are viable and sustainable. The Marshal Papworth 10 Week Short Course has had a positive impact on both Ibrahim and the farmers he works with.

Olinaa Ababaasa
Olinaa Ababaasa
Course: Marshal Papworth 10 Week Short Course
University: Shuttleworth College
Year of completion: 2012

Olinaa works with ADRA, Adventist Development and Relief Agency, in Ghana on a food securities resilience project as an Agricultural Extension Agent. His area consists of 10 communities, compromising 24 farmer groups and a total of 775 individual farmers. Since returning home Olinaa has been able to build on his capacity as a Agricultural Extention Agent and share his knowledge with farmers and colleagues.

Noah Teye
Noah Teye
Course: MSc in Project Planning and Management
University: Bradford University
Year of completion: 2006/2007

Noah rejoined the Ghana National Association of Farmers and Fishermen (GNAFF) Information and Communication Management project. His main responsibilities are around planning, monitoring and evaluation of partnership projects and management of projects.

Habiba Sumani
Habiba Sumani
Course: MSc in Environment & Development
University: University of East Anglia
Year of completion: 2004/2005

When Habiba returned home she joined the Department of Agricultural Economics as a lecturer for the Agribusiness Programme.

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