I graduated from ARI in 2015. After I went back to Ghana, the first thing I did was create an action plan with my community. We started by considering the different types of farming and the advantages and disadvantages of each type. At first, it was difficult for my people to change from chemical farming to organic farming.
But after hosting workshops, some of them understood the importance of organic farming to good health and also how chemical farming in Ghana is too expensive. With organic farming, however, some of the materials for organic fertilizer are free to take. In 2018, I had 56 farmers practice organic farming after switching over from chemical farming. After my training at ARI, I am doing my best to practice servant leadership and leading through personal demonstration.
On 14th May, 2019 I started my farmer field school. I had 53 members under training and the program lasted for 18 weeks; we go by every Friday. The farmers seemed interested in what we are teaching them, and the topics included things I learned at ARI such as pest and insect control. I am thankful for ARI, where I received knowledge about the foundation of human development.