RESEARCH FOR DEVELOPMENT & INNOVATION AGRICULTURE AND LEARNING
The Research for Development and Innovation Agriculture and Learning (ReDIAL) is a 4year project in Ghana funded by the European Union (EU) and being implemented under the EU initiative on Climate-relevant Development Smart Innovation through Research in Agriculture1 (and food systems) in developing countries – DeSIRA. The ReDIAL project is contributing to transformation and innovation in agriculture and food systems in Ghana through action research, application of innovative technologies and organization of farmers and organizing multi-stakeholder platforms for policy reforms.
Specifically, the project is fostering innovation in improving soil fertility in Ghana and innovative technology to improve threshing of Grains and Cereals. The project is also promoting climate-resilient agriculture practices.The project has gender perspective and providing support targeted at about 10,000 farmers with 60% being women and farmers with physical disabilities. The project is being implemented in the following five (5) specific Districts/Municipals and Regions of Ghana: Yendi Municipal of the Northern Region, Techiman Municipality of the Bono East Region, Ejura-Sekyeredumase Municipal of the Ashanti Regi, Sefwi Wiawso District of the Western North Region and Kwahu Afram Plains North District of the Eastern Region.
The ReDIAL project is being implemented by a consortium of three (3) partners made up of two (2) non-for-profit organizations: Friends of the Nation (FoN) the lead, Tropenbos Ghana (TBG) and one (1) research-based university; the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources (FRNR) of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). The project is supported by two private companies SAYeTECH (producers of Multi-Crop Threshing technology) and SESI Technologies (producers of the FarmSense soil nutrition testing Technology).