Women farmers regenerate barren land in Ghana

Ghana has one of the highest deforestation rates in the world and this sustained tree loss has resulted in severe desertification.  This loss of fertile land has worrying implications for the livelihoods of people living in these districts but there is also hope that the trend can be reversed after women in northwest Ghana have successfully regenerated about 1,000 acres of barren land for agriculture and other purposes.

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International Day of Cooperatives

idc2-294x224On the 2nd July 2011 the UN celebrates the 17th International Day of Cooperatives (UNIDC).

The aim of this day of observance is to increase awareness on cooperatives and extend partnerships between the international cooperative movement and other actors, including governments, at local, national and international levels.

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