Please describe how your project has been successful and how that success is measured
the Green Ghana initiative has both short term and long term targets and the tools for measuring will differ as the project progresses. Our short term target are clear and distinct for the next three years and this is closely monitored and evaluated. And they include:
1. Direct and Indirect Jobs created in the chain of operations
2. Quantity of Seedlings produced by the project for reclamation
3. Number of people directly granted the ''Green Micro loans''.
2. Land size reclaimed
3. Quantity of processed Moringa sold internationally and or locally.
4. Total Revenue generated from internal and external sales of all produced Moringa products.
5. Comparative analysis of income of communities affected by land degradation before and after their engagement in the project.
6. Number of public goods and Services delivered from communal revenue from the project.
A number of these guides listed above are simple and straight forward to measure and we have been considerably successful considering the limited funding at our disposal.
1. We have granted 205 degraded landowners, the ''green loans'' to be able to acquire Moringa seedlings from the Green Ghana Seedlings development site.
2. Over 2000 individuals have gained direct employment from beneficiaries of our ''green loans'' to clear lands, undertake planting and as site managers.
3. 115 acres of degraded sand winning sites reclaimed so far in Greater Accra Region and another 400 acres awaiting to be reclaimed within the next three years.
The next two years will be to establish the processing plant and also engage in direct export and sales of Moringa produced for both the local and international market and this is where the award of this grant will spur a significant growth of this project.
How will your project evolve over the next three years?
1. Design programs to engage a broad range of community, corporate and government groups
2.Promote participation from individual volunteers, households and communities, institutions in health and environmental programs.
3. Develop and deliver training on microfinance and capacity building on growing and processing Moringa leaves following a Manual on Moringa oleifera Leaf Production and Processing to enhance skills and encourage environmental and health awareness. This will be done in partnership with other organisations with a similar vision.
4. Establish a Processing plant to process dried Moringa powder for both local and international market.