Sarah runs the Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture (KITA) Green Market. She co-ordinates with the farmers in the area and ensures that they are growing by organic methods. Most of the farmers around have received training in sustainable farming from KITA. Sarah gets orders from the community and KITA buys produce such as lettuce, cucumber and green peppers from their farmers.
Kwame is co-ordinating an upcycling project. The average Ghanaian drinks 4 sachets of water a day. The plastic sachets are thrown away or burned, releasing harmful chemicals into the atmosphere. KITA has partnered with the Ghana Permaculture Institute and other ecovillage communities in Ghana to sew the sachets into school bags and raincoats. These items are then sold in the local market.
These are great examples illustrating how agribusiness cultivates social entrepreneurship to create sustainable solutions while empowering the local economies generating wellbeing for all through economic justice.
The results are climate resiliency and mitigation in an organic and sustainable way which in turn contributes to carbon offsets by improving local agricultural outputs to reduce food travel needs, advancement of inclusive gender roles and integration of local knowledge to farming practices to preserve and celebrate culture and heritage.
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