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Charter Principles 2016 key facts
1. Finance
  • US$12.9 million in short-term financing
  • US$55,708 in medium and long-term financing
2. Improved yield       
  • 38,641 farmers trained in Good Agricultural Practices
  • 81,000 higher yielding seedlings distributed to farmers
  • 390 farmer field schools or demonstration plots for a ‘hands on’ approach to training
3. Labour practices
  • 30,275 farmers trained in good labour practices
  • 90 women farmer group leaders (out of 1,104 overall)
4. Market access
  • 50,922 tonnes procured from 138,097 hectares
5. Quality
  • US$703,769 paid to farmers for certification and quality
6. Traceability
  • 2,000 hectares in Ghana are GPS mapped
  • 69% metric tonnes certified (Organic and Fairtrade)
7. Social and infrastructure investment
  • HIV awareness, free condoms and testing.
  • 750 people in Côte d’Ivoire benefited from solar kits
  • Over $120,000 invested in economic infrastructure support (post-harvest assets such as warehouses; marketing assets such as weight scales; trucks).
8. Environmental impact
  • 5,107 farmers trained in soil fertility management and compost application
  • 56,181 farmers trained on ‘no burning’ of forests
  • 416 farmers in the Ghana Climate-Smart programme trained on how to adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change

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