HGBF | CNTA IS IMPACTING FARMERS ACROSS GHANA.

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The Howard G. Buffett Foundation Centre for No-Till Agriculture (HGBF | CNTA) is a global leader in demonstrating the value of and supporting the adoption of conservation agriculture (CA).

CA is comprised of multiple management practices and technologies that have the capability to conserve healthy soils, restore nutrient depleted land for arable use and increase productivity of food and crops in difficult climates. 

The HGBF | CNTA partners with diverse stakeholders including farmers, international NGOs, industry and government agencies. These partnerships build a network of local farmers and expand HGBF | CNTA's reach to replicate its model globally.

We have expanded to four locations in several regions around Ghana. Scroll down to see map of these locations.


IMPACTS OF CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE (CA)*

WATER CONSERVATION:
A protective layer of mulch and cover crops prevent evaporation and hold moisture. CA retains 45-60% more soil moisture than traditional practices.

INCREASED YIELDS:
CA typically provides increased yields within the first two years of crop production.

SUSTAINING ARABLE LAND:
CA farmers productively farm on the same land year-after-year, whereas slash and burn farmers' land becomes unproductive after an average of two years.

WEED & PEST MANAGEMENT:
Improved management of weeds and pests reduces input costs, herbicide usage and manual labor.

REDUCED LABOR:
CA farmers reduce their field labor by an average of 45% over the first two years through improved weed control.

INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Marketable cover crops and the use of time saved through reduced labor creates new income.

ACCESS TO EDUCATION: Increased disposable income and reductions in labor costs for families create greater access to children's education beyond primary school. 

FOOD & NUTRITION SECURITY:
Families achieve food security as the result of increased disposable incomes through higher yields. CA farmers typically increase their disposable income by 25% in the first two years.

*Based on HGBF | CNTA Data, 2016


 

WE ARE GROWING

The HGBF | CNTA is growing!
We expanded our impact throughout Ghana with four additional locations to support farmers in adopting conservation agriculture.
See map below of the additional locations.

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CONTACT US

Our office is located at:
HGBF | CNTA, P.O. Box 172, Nkawie-Toase Ghana // West Africa
Tel: +233 20 862 4048

For general information please contact: 
centrefornotill@gmail.com

To participate in HGBF | CNTA's on-site training please contact:
Kwadwo Amponsah, Assistant Director / Business Manager
email: kojo.amp34@gmail.com

To inquire about consulting engagements
and Dr. Kofi Boa's availability
,
please contact Kwadwo Amponsah, Assistant Director / Business Manager
email: kojo.amp34@gmail.com

TEAM

Dr. Kofi Boa, HGBF | CNTA Founder, and Executive Director
Kwadwo Amponsah, Assistant Director / Business Manager
Francis Akolbila, Field Manager
Kofi Boa, Communications Officer
Samuel Nsiah Asamoah, Logistics Coordinator
Kwame Anane, Foreman

We are located at: HGBF | CNTA, P.O. Box 172, Nkawie-Toase Ghana // West Africa

OUR FACILITIES ARE OPEN DAILY: 8am-2pm
We hold special classes and tours for visiting organizations.
Please contact us for more information

email:centrefornotill@gmail.com