03 Aug '11, 5pm

Ghanaian Micro Business Helps Farmers & Villagers

Ghanaian Micro Business Helps Farmers & Villagers

Village members convert bark from weed tree into jute mats tha prevent soil erosion. Photo: Meyers Praise be to an entrepreneurial nursery manager who knows how to manage weeds that can destroy food-producing land. In Ghana, Newmont Mining nursery manager Muhammad Bin Abubakar has not only developed a successful micro business for 800 people in the village of Tetyre, he is helping stunt the rapid outgrowth of the unwanted York tree. A few tears ago, when he oversaw part of the development of Ghana’s Brong Ahafo Mine, he learned from itinerant farmers about and invasive weed tree called the York (Broussonetia papyrifera ) that was overtaking arable land and turning it into a wasteland, growing 25-meter trees tat left a labyrinth of seeds and shoots. According to Bin, one farmer, Amoafo Darkwah had to abandon his family’s two-acre cassava farm because of York infestation. Gh...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/08/03/ghanaian-micro-busine...

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