News & Media
WCF Cocoa Livelihoods Program Pilots Digital Green in Ghana
August 1, 2012
Entry: Ethan Budiansky, World Cocoa Foundation
Recently, the WCF CLP participants from the New Ebudiase area in the Ashanti Region of Ghana completed a training in the use of Digital Green technologies for cocoa extension. Digital Green utilizes low-cost, modern technology with a participatory model to train farmers in agricultural practices. Through this pilot project based through the WCF CLP Business Service Center, a team of cocoa farmers with the assistance of the Ghana Cocoa Board, Ministry of Agriculture, and WCF CLP project management unit (PMU), are trained to produce training videos within their own communities and cocoa fields.
Within the coming months the Digital Green team will return to New Ebudiase to provide training in cocoa extension utilizing these videos.