I am a young Ghanaian of 36 years of age, a native of the Upper West Region and my name is Ibrahim Erasung Issahaku. I work with the Ministry of Agriculture as an Extension Staff Member.
I call my project the “climate change livestock” project. This is because the project aims to reduce climate change impacts on the natural flora and fauna, a result human activities and chronic poverty.
The purpose of the project is to create livelihood activities for rural people experiencing severe drought and a period during which they cannot farm – the dry season. The result is that they undertake negative activities such as charcoal burning, bad fishing methods, illegal mining, among others. These activities in turn negatively impact the natural environment and increase the impacts from climate change.
As part of the project, farmers will be given 4 livestock and the cultivation of an acre of one cash crop and one leguminous crop as animal feed. This will turn fallow land into feed for animals, provide food for households and also add nutrients to the soil.
Each farmer gives another 3 beneficiaries the same number livestock as they originally received out of the young livestock born over the course of the season. The project will support crop farming to ensure continuity of funds.
Currently, the project (ACDEP) is supporting farmers under a similar revolving animal scheme, but without considering the climate change model. As an environmentalist and engineer, I wish to practice environmentally friendly activities to sustain life and resources for our wise consumption.
This project will create jobs during the dry season, reducing climate change impacts, improving the living conditions of rural dwellers through food security and maybe even stopping migration of youth to southern Ghana for non-existent jobs.
Eight communities in the Wa and Lawra municipal districts will be targeted for this project, with each community enrolling 5 families and 3 family recipients each, making 15 households per community within the first two years.
I will also train farmers to stop bush burning and instead cut crop residue for animal feed after the major farming season.
To ensure sustainability, I will intensify my search for sponsorship to prolong the project lifecycle after termination of this most excellent opportunity.
Annual budget for climate change livestock project (in Ghanaian Cedis. Unit cost is cost per community)
ITEM UNIT COST QTY TOTAL
Sheep/pig/goat 480 8 3,840.00
1 acres (major crop) 600.00 8 4,800
1 acre (animal feed) 600.00 8 4,800
Administrative Resources 8 8,000
Blogpost and picture submitted by Ibrahim Issahaku (Upper West, Ghana) – eralaaji[at]gmail.com
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446 thoughts on “YAP Proposal #227: Climate change livestock (Ibrahim Issahaku, Ghana)”
a nice project you have there and am sure it will benefit a lot of people,I hope you win.All the best
a nice project you have there and am sure it will benefit a lot of people,I hope and pray you win.All the best.
Brilliant concept and goodluck to you….hoping you win
Brilliant concept…..congrats…I hope you win.
You are one hero of change.
All the best
This is a brilliant, unique, and novel idea coming particularly to the desertification prone and an enduring poverty laden area in Ghana, where the basic economic and non-economic livelihood is crop and livestock agriculture. Indeed, I would wish that this project materializes as in the wake of climate change and its associated impacts on agrarian tropical Africa, appreciable strategies are been conceived towards re-orienting and diversifying rural livelihood. This project is replete with exceptionally conceived approach that if supported, would contribute immensely, not only to rural livelihood diversification and economic growth, but a regional agro-based industrial development that has the key to manage poverty levels in Ghana.
A good idea to help sustain the mainstay of the Ghanaian economy. All the best!
Nice one. please check the second paragraph.
YAP will support this your project if you pass this first stage. All the best
life changing idea.
This is a good project. Please explain more how you want to reduce the effect of climate change.
The supply of livestock,provision of an acre of a major crop or cash crop to enhance food security of househoolds an acre of folded or animal feed will create jobs,and reduce charcoal burning logging of vegetative cover,stop illegal mining,improves soil fertility due to soil or vegetative cover hence reducing human activities that impact negatively on the environment and also obtain regular income for healthcare financing and others to reduce poverty
Great Idea. Wish you all the best.
i commended this project
its good cos it gonna help improve agricultural production in the country.
this is a life changing project.
this is a positive project and i support it.
i support the project
Woooow, this is wonderful idea we are strongly behind it
I entirely support this project
we are strongly behind you
Good project I believe it can help our dear farmers move out of poverty
this is a life changing program, in fact it needs funding.
it is a nice project and actually needs funding
is really good for solving african problems
The public sensitization aspect of the project relative to bush burning,cutting of trees and others sort to help in the climate change within our agricultural ambiance.We therefore hope and pray for the project to see the light of the day because it will help boost the agricultural sector which was in tartars from inception.our hope and aspirations lies on this project to cure our economic deficits.
The public sensitization on bush burning,cutting down of trees for charcoal and others relative to the project sort to boost the agricultural ambiance of the economy.we hope and pray for this project to see the light of the day,so that jobs will be created for our farmers in these districts and subsequently Ghana as a whole.We are looking forward to seeing it happened!!!
Its a very good initiative that will help farmers at large especially in the northern part of our country where bush fire is common.
Great project! It will help those in the areas where scarcity of food items duen to desertification. Marvellous! I must sau
A marvelous and thoughtful project.
A good initiative I recommend and support.
Great idea Issahaku, Climate change is really having a devastating impact on our agriculture particularly in the Savannah region of Ghana. In your proposal you stated how your project will help reduce the impact and create jobs for the people. Is it possible for your project to have a recycling benefit to help reduce pollution.
Very good initiative. Good luck!
You are a hardworking person and I have no doubt any project you embark on would be a success. The sky is your limit. Kudos and Best wishes in all your endeavours.
Wow! This is brilliant. This part of the country needs innovative and creative minds to end poverty and inequality especially with the popular climate change phenomenon staring in our faces. Kudos and keep this up.
I believe YAP is going to support your peace of work.
nice concept all the best
u are indeed a man of vision, gudluk
nice idea wish u all the best
Yes I support you it will help to reduce unemployment
having lived in the upper west for four years and known the situation there, i positive that the plans rolled out in this proposal will contribute immensely to reducing the adverse impacts of climate change on the livelihoods of the people
Nice work done. keep it up
A way to improve the livelihood of our people. That is nice….good luck
Fantastic proposal as the project strives to reduce climate changes, provide alternative livelihood for the poor farmers and above all increase the living standards of the rural folks. I adore, the cascading effect of the project where there will be some kind of revolving fund to scale up the project. Kudos and Bravo
Sounds good, Small ruminants do well in this part of Ghana, but most farmers do not have enough money to breed them. A project like this can help alleviate poverty in this region. Hope you get the assistance you require.
That is a good proposal and i believe when attention is given it, it will help alot.
man of vision. good luck
Dis is a great idea. think wil help upper west and our mother Ghana.Wish u al the best
The sole aim is very very important, and the accompanying undertakings are also very essential, looking at the spelt out benefits. I think this is worthy of acceptance. Great insight.
is very good for poverty alluviation
This is very experienced and a hard working project which will enhance the changing of lives and transforming the good people of our beloved country.
God bless this project,And bless us all.
A very good n a experienced project.This will enhance change the life’s and transforming the good people of our beloved country.
God bless this project and bless us all.
Good luck to my brother from another mother.May u emerged successful winner of this campaign.
good work done
this work will help to improve standard of living
just your breed africa is yenning for.good innovati0n
WOOW.NICE PEACE THERE.GOOD FOR EVERY PERSON.
i need to use this peace in my community.brillent workdone
Ohhh that is great more grease to your elbow. God will see you through. All the best of luck
This is brilliant but it’s not surprising because I know your worth. This project will really be beneficial considering how deprived Upper West region is. If an experienced humanitarian like you is given the chance project sustainability will not be an issue. May it be given the needed attention because it will save many from unemployment,famine, drought etc
This is brilliant but it’s not surprising because I know your worth. This project will really be beneficial considering how deprived Upper West region is. If an experienced humanitarian like you is given the chance, project sustainability will not be an issue. May it be given the needed attention because it will save many from unemployment,famine, drought etc
This will help increase the standard of living in the region, the nation and Africa as a whole
good idea and am sure these carefully rolled out activities will contrubute immensely to reducing the impact of climate change on their livelihoods. Good luck man.
CONGRATS MAN ALL DE BEST
nice idea i wish u all the best
this is good adventure.we op you will find funds to sustained it
nice discovery for poverty reduction
i want to join you in changing lifes
really a young enterpreneur.no wonder .
this innovation wil actually impact lifes
that is my boss.i know what you can do because you design my project work.
this will support farmers to get employment in the dry season
the Engineer that solves rural farmer problems.i salute you boss
the gentle hero of change.society will soon discover your talent
you can sure change living standards .congratulations
rural thinking solves rural problems. i totally support you
i endorse this master peace
good for rural farmers actualy.i support you in doing this project
good idea for the nothern ghana
good for the dry season farming.will create jobs for the youth
I LOVE THIS WORK
this is pactice in the pheliphines and is a success
goodwork done.we are now seeing sch in lebanon
good vision wish u all the best
waiting patiently for project to take off our area.
the project is good and it will us so much.
these are the type of projects that can take Africa out of poverty.
With little work eperiece with the ministry of agriculture as an extention officer, his visino wil be ceme reality if gets the support to put it into reality. I also recommed that the siad officer has no promlem in any society he fines him self.
He is somebody who is willing to work in any place as far as development is concermed. I thetefore recomend him for his parts recods.
the project could save lifes
i know what you can do.i totally support you in this
they really like you vision
your ideas are endless.am not suprise
we need your type in our society,bravo
you won an award of agricultural modernisation.no wonder
you project will sustain the environment.thank you
we need to support agriculture like this project
project is good.may you get funds for execusion
oh,what a vision
this work is good for the SADA zone
agriculture is our life wire.thank you for the idea
the environment needs our support like this project
you are a hero in your own respect
i envy your knowledge in rural development
i will add to the heroes of change
you are genuies.bravo man
this project will also add food to the soil through the farming of fallow lands
the charcoal burning is bad.this project will solve it
the fire destroys plant food.stoping the bush fire will improve the soil structure
the cultivation of animal feed will reduce bush fires.since beneficiary farmers will be trained to cut crop residue as animal feed
this project gives jobs during the dry season.i support the project
this project will improve animal meat in the north since there will be enough food for aniamals
your project is very good since it will stop migration tothe south for non existing jobs
I like this project .it creates jobs for the youth
good job done.you will surely get support
infact,this project is a life changing project.yab please support
am in love with this project
the long dry season will be busy with animal rearing and i love that aspect
the one food crop aspect will help reduce malnutrition in the project areas
i support this project entoto
nice workdone Engineer
this fodder cultivation add nitrogen to the soil.good idea
the environment will be restored during the project periods.i like your project
i will practice this in my own way
cool.it is wealth doing
i like the animals as gifts.i want some in my area kampaha
the project will reduce ambiantpollution.as a mitigation factor
the issues of rural people are addreased in the project
fertility of the soil will be improved .thanks for the vision
the project will solve land water management issues.goodwork
i like the project and will want it estended to bolga
this is among the best vision by a northerner.keep it up
am glad you are from the north.so help change the place.i support your project
truly a peace
i glad the next generation are innovative.lgudluk
oh.we really have thinking humans.good luck
the project will stop kayayei.good thinking
more fallow lands will be fertile for crop production reducing purchases of fertilizer
animal will be more stronger than those not on the project
i support this vision
am very much imprese of this project
you are a true enterpreneour
we need this project in botswana.good work
we will add you on ghana jobs.i lke the idea
Yab will give you funds.bravo
we normally think positive like you.congrats
this idea is from a true kunateh.you guys are great
fooder production for animals also give food to man.multiple benefits project
the project is safe with Engineer.
this project can stop illegal mining in most communities
ilegal mining is rampant due to lack of jobs.this will support them
you will surely get support
nice work.may it come in to frushion
i congratulate you on this vision
mining is now a canker.this wil reduce its impacts
if the project is able to come,water body pollutions will reduce
this man is MTN.where just to solve problems of rural people
good attitude ,good thinking
hi,you ve done it again.i envy you
erosion,pollution,weathering form mining will be drastically controlled
food security will be ensured in the dry season
more save drinking water since pollution will be taking care off
cutting crop residue will stop bush burning
youth migration to other parts of the country will be reduced
engineer with rural vision
congratulations on the project
i salute you on a good workdone
just like we know you.you confident wen you nurse an idea
the project justifies you abilities
cool but postive idea
all parts of the project is fine with me
may you get all the support you needed
a true product of UDS
you are gifted
the environment will be getting attension
good news and attempt
just as you discuss it with me.you good
this project can stand the test of time if funded properly
this is brief and concise
this project may also be called environmental reclamation project
migration from the north can be stopped through this intervention
am confident you will succed
good and realistic project
this is environmentally friendly
this is the conservatives approach to environmental problems
good for the african weather
i endorse this work
the entire work is on point.i beg for a stand innovation for erasung
grass are even important after farming.i never knew.
tamale polytechnic is proud of you
i want to partner you masa
a good master peace
good ting can not hide.your talent is exposed
what creative work
the project will clean the environment off pollution of air with burning bushes
you are champion in you works
yyonges ero of our time
this is a smart project
i suppose we will enjoy the benefits
i admire your courage
challenging times.this is what we need
good one there
i just saw tis work and i think is mavellous
good product of the hero of my time
the envronment is a friend.lets support erasung
you had a very good foundation.i would not be surprise to see this work
this project will be God sentd to our people
the millennium discovery
my congragation will adopt this work
sustainability is the future now.i pray God help you to sustain it
this project shall actually impact lifes if given the cance
the is good and as an agric officer, i know it would fail
KUDOS COMBRADE ERASUNG
Generally will be helpful
THIS PROJECT SERVE AS MULCH FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
THAT IS BIGGEST BROTHER WOKPEACE
very thoughtful of u. we rally behind u in every way we can. keep d gud work going…
it will help to reduce unemployment in the rural areas so my son am strongly behind you
very thoughtful of u, a visionary!!! we rally behind u bro. keep d gud work up.
He can do better if he gets the help.
good idea’more viiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiim
am strongly behind you
the like you and the delegence to duty
you have won my respect
that is a through spirit of patriotism
Is a good idea and we in support
upper wesr Region now have a save from poverty
the project is local content centterered
poverty shall face its mate when this project is on
the work is for the vulnerable in society .kudos
am glad we ave such visionaries in wa
More rains will be asured if climate change impacts are reduce
good look,good work and i waits a perfect execution
The proposal is right on time to salvage the problems steering at us
i strongly wise i could fund this master peace
is a nice idea
we own you our support.dear
this is a true tamasco.you too much uncle
WHEN I SAW TIS WORK,I TOLD MY SELF CHRIST IS AT WORK
am a natural resource manager and am adopting this work
the intellegence you have shown is quite good
the project is straightward and very understanding
i support this work with all honesty
Animal feed will be available all year round
am sure you will get the support you need
oh.what blessing to mother Ghana
am in support of you
YOU ARE GOOD MAN
FARMING FOR ANIMALS?I BLIEF IT SHOULD WEALTH IT
YOUR APPROACH TO ISSUES IS CONSIDERABLE DIFFERENT ALWAYS
CLIMATE CHANGE RESULT IN THE DEATHS OF MAN AND ANIMALS IN THE HORN OF AFRICA.I SUPPORT YOU
JARMUS IN EGYPT IS GIVING THIS FEED.THE MEAT IS REALLY GOOD
Chap hap unemu.good idea
tumaghan nasun ti.this project will help us
are these farmers going to pay for the animals
who monitors these animals for redistribution
for how many years is tiis project going to last
where are the project locations in wa
why budget is in Ghana cedis
WE THE YOUNG WANTS WILL LIKE TO WORK WITH YOU.
YOU ARE A BRAIN BOX.I RESPECT YOU
will the project continue to farm for alll beneficiaries
i can register my family and how
will the project provide security for animals since stealing is rampant this time
can individuals contribute to the funding of the project
i wonder how funding for the project can be obtained by family contribution,further funding may be through another funding agent like YAP
Animals for the project are continuesly supplied by farmers to the next beneficiaries
what are the limitations to this project
it is a laudable idea and choosing at an area where the main activity of the populace is farming and livestock cultivation. Not just the site but this will equally create employment for the youth preventing them from moving to the southern part if Ghana in search of wealth for living and in addition provide food to improve the living standard of the populace . Further encourage the introduction of this in this particular area to help improve the living condition of the populace and I further entreat it should be extend to places like Lambussie karni District and its surrounding communities.
the is giving technical attnsion and i like that
would the project remit farmers funds like he government leap programme
the project should encourage the use of local animal breeds and crossing females exotic
lawra had bad soils.thanks for thterventione in
but will the poject help the disable
why is the proposal not include the sissala Districts in the upper west
the programme will rollover to the other district with its success to raise funds
tis is a cost sharing proposal.the security for animals is entirely for beneficiaries
will the project suply fertilizer
this is a nice project this at least will prevent bush burning which leads to leaching it will also prevent afforestation the project manager has good foundation to start this project i therefore individual to support him to bring the project to this area choosing which the main activity of area is mainly farming and rearing of livestock.
the beneficiaries will be selected using a define sampling and sample frame to eliminate biasness
this is similar a BURKINA AGRIC FUNDED PROGRAMME AND IS SUCCESSFUL
how sure are we that officers that will monitor project ave enough capacity
there will be training to build capacity of working staff
how gender sensitive is the proposal
oh,the sample frame will incoporate females and males.it gives egual chances to respondents here beneficiaries
the project use the participatory approach and it ensures sustainability of programme
the proposal teachings us how to catch fish and not to eat fish hence no giving of money to farmers like the leap.thanks
is whole community going to benefit from the programme
no family can support this rather project will hope to rollover and research for funding
SADA should finance this project
Result project is grateful for acknowleding us as te starter of the revolving animals project
the result project is proud of you
lawra is proud to have you as their Engineer for irrigation
the result project hope to partner with you NGO.Rural support programme
The people of Babile and it environs are proud to have you as an engineer.Is a good initiative.More grease to your elbow
is a very special idea
Is a nice initiative,the people of Babile and it environs are proud of you,more grease to your elbow
talented knowledge my brother I add you my support
Nice initiative.I’m fully in support with it
nice idea bro
As a statiscian,am looking at the numbersthat will be impacted by this project.
I NEED YOUR HELP TO ANALYSED MY PROJECT DATA.YOU TOO MUCH
help to reduce unemployment brother
master come join the teaching proffession in the university.i envy you
too good to believe this work originated from the north.i did all you schools in the north.i like you method
the milleanium inventor and originality
what a matured work.do you hold a phd?
i admire the content of this master peace
kudos.our research department needs your types
cool.workbut much vim
even my lecture read and calleds it pure in originality
this isa mitigation project to climate change
you are a legend to be celebrated
am quet familiar with the nort and iknow this work will really create an impact
masa i need your contact to visit me in my village to identify the potrntials
MY CLASSMATES ARE ENVYING YOUR WORK.WE SALUTE YOU.Eng
how will your work promote advocacy on migration
so how do you ensure its sustainability amid our current poverty levels
still confused on the cascading effects
how will the fodder cultivation improve soil fertility
workwork though,what contigenccy measures do you have in mind
Brilliant idea we are strongly behind you
yes is perfect but i do not believe the bush fires has physical damade to soil fertility.rember am not an environmentalist
i recommencement for his good effort and with the a purport he can make it.
good project plan
wish u all the best
award him the project
i recommend his work
the project is nice
project on point
give him the chance
Congrats thise is what we need as a nation.well done you are goog.
Give him the chanc it will be a success
idea on point
great project drawn i wish u all the best
Good one. Exactly, one of the ways the nation would be working towards food security. Well done
i want to be part of people like you
great men are born.hop yuo win
proposal is concise
a skin touching proposal
the proposal shall be your baby.
the shall award you in my own way.am proud of you
i embrace this the contribution of the public.is a positive step
tnis is the support king my people want not handouts like the leap
this sound goo to the ears
so innovators like you exist fro problem solving
this will improve the animal market value chain
i hope he will meet your needs so grant him he will bring development
not only will this sale more animals,the transportation system will also get bsiness
good idea for the north
nice project line drawn with good ideas all the best
who is resposible for the housing cost.is not in the budget
good vision and nice ideas
it will also help the youth
he is just a man with good vision
HOW IS FUTURE FUNDING GOING TO BE
THE SKY IS YOUR LIMIT BROS
What an idea.congrats
i indeed wish to see the successes of this proposal
christ willl soon save africa through people like you
great move by an african.we can really manage our own affairs by Nkrumah
perfect plan for fighting poverty in the north
So far so good this the person willing to work deprive communities if he gets the chance
Such people has the potential if thy get the help
man of wisdom
Better chances ahead.
we give all our support
Good luck bro
we are behind you
we are praying for you
we are supporting you with all our hart
Is laudable idea.
Mindful ideas are welcome in any society
So far so best.
This is exciting. Can’t wait to see it actually happening on the ground
This is a good proposal. Keep it up
Its a very good proposal for the community in question.
Great innovation coming from the north. Keep it up n I wish u luck
Is a nice project , may God put it into our hands
I’m so moved by ur innovative idea. I hope it works out well to benefit us now n d future
What an idea. I strongly believe that this projected is capable of creating sustainable jobs and food security. It therefore deserves the necessary attention. Wooaaw.
Good brains at work
You are one hero of change.
All the best
you really have a dream.
i am very happy with the gender sensitivity of your project. i will like to suggest you try to engage the vulnerable beneficiaries in a capacity building.
Good idea, but i will suggest that you organize a capacity workshop for the vunerable beneficiaries