Reclaiming degraded land with biofuel crops
In Gomoa Adzentem in central Ghana, the Tragrimacs company is assisting farmers to cultivate sunflowers on degraded land. Working in groups, the farmers are able to sell their crop back to Tragrimacs, who use the sunflower seeds to produce biodiesel. However, as well as creating income and employment, the sunflower cultivation is also improving the health of the farmers' land, improving their chances of long-term productivity and prosperity. Issah Sulemana, CEO of Tragrimacs, talks to Kofi Adu Domfeh about the wide-ranging environmental, social and economic benefits that have resulted from sunflower cultivation.
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