GHANA

Situated on the west coast of Africa, Ghana is bordered by Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast and Togo. With a variable climate, southern Ghana has a short dry season with high temperatures all year round,meaning a variety of crops can be harvested annually. The climate is harsher in the north, with a six-week rainy season and an increasing danger of drought. People rely on raising hardy breeds of animals, and growing ‘drought resistant’ crops such as sorghum and millet.

ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Our next annual conference will take place in March 2015. If you would like to be involved as a speaker, sponsor or volunteer please get in touch with Carrie on info@african-initiatives.org.uk.

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TANZANIA

Located in East Africa, Tanzania borders eight countries. The majority of the population depend upon the environment and natural resources for their livelihoods. Although laying claim to vast amounts of minerals including gold diamonds, coal and iron  80% of Tanzanians (mostly small producers) are employed in the agricultural sector. Drought and food-security are major issues.

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