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Charter Principles 2017 key facts
1. Finance
  • US$29.89 million in short-term financing
  • US$150,000 in medium and long-term financing
2. Improved yield       
  • 19,762 farmers trained in Good Agricultural Practices
  • 149,149 higher yielding seedlings distributed to farmers
  • 20 farmer field schools or demonstration plots for a ‘hands on’ approach to training
3. Labour practices
  • 19,762 farmers trained in good labour practices
  • 1,344 women farmer group leaders 
4. Market access
  • 32,123 tonnes procured from 138,097 hectares
5. Quality
  • US$434,321 paid to farmers for certification and quality
6. Traceability
  • 2,000 hectares in Ghana are GPS mapped
  • 80% metric tonnes certified (Organic and Fairtrade)
7. Social and infrastructure investment
  • US$32,335 invested in good heatlh and well-being, includes community health talks, first aid training, sensitisation, condom distribution.
  • 750 people in Côte d’Ivoire benefited from solar kits
  • Over $65,000 invested in economic infrastructure support (post-harvest assets such as warehouses; marketing assets such as weight scales; trucks).
8. Environmental impact
  • 1,500 farmers trained in soil fertility management and compost application
  • 56,181 farmers trained on ‘no burning’ of forests
  • 5,519 farmers in the Ghana Climate-Smart programme trained on how to adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change

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