Mrs.Abigail Ghama, is a 63-year-old woman from Asikasu in the Eastern Region, whose passion for agriculture and entrepreneurship has made her a beacon of empowerment in her community. With a diverse range of crops and a flourishing soap-making business, Abigail’s contributions are transforming the lives of many.
Abigail’s agricultural ventures span across her three-acre maize farm, five-acre cocoa plantation, two-acre cassava farm, and three-acre palm plantation. Her dedication to sustainable farming practices has yielded impressive results, providing her with the raw materials she needs for her soap-making enterprise.
Beyond farming, Abigail’s innovative spirit led her to develop a palm oil processing machine for the Kofikurom community. This machine has not only enhanced the efficiency of palm oil production but has also become a valuable asset for the local community.
Vying for outstanding woman in extension service award and Climate-Smart Women Project Awards title in Agrihouse Foundations gold in the soil awards,
The Women in Food and Agricultural Leadership Training Forum (WOFAGRIC) & The
Gold in the Soil Awards is an annual intervention oragnised and implement by Agrihouse Foundation in partnership with Global Affairs Canada to recognize and celebrate the exceptional work of women farmers
Agrihouse Foundation’s production team is presently embarking on a journey across all 33 districts in the Eastern Region,their mission is to document the remarkable achievements of 62 nominated women farmers and farmers with disabilities in the Eastern Region, for the upcoming 5th Women in Food and Agricultural Leadership Training Forum (WOFAGRIC) & The Gold in the Soil Awards. By shedding light on their outstanding contributions, the team aims to inspire others in the agricultural sector.
Travelling from district to district, the production team captures stories of resilience, innovation, and success, showcasing the immense talent and achievement .
Their efforts aims to make a profound impact by highlighting the incredible contributions of women farmers and farmers with disabilities, who pave the way for a more inclusive, sustainable, and prosperous agricultural sector that recognizes the vital role of women in shaping the future of food security.
Global Affairs Canada has for the past five years shown a continued commitment to recognizing the invaluable contributions of women farmers by sponsoring Agrihouse Foundation’s production team,other key partners for this years 5th WOFAGRIC and Gold in the Soil awards also includes Yara Ghana , RDF Ghana LBG and World Food Program.
the production team captured the story of Mrs.Abigail Ghama, whose generosity extends further as she shares her expertise, having taught 27 women from the community the art of soap-making. Several of these women have joined her soap-making business,named Abighama Soap Making.
Moreover, Abigail’s advocacy efforts have had a significant impact on the Asikasu community. She spearheaded the establishment of a palm oil processing machine and a community center, highlighting her commitment to uplifting the entire community. By providing employment opportunities, Abigail’s efforts have touched the lives of approximately 20 individuals, both in her farm and soap-making business.
Abigail’s soap-making enterprise stands out as a shining example of her resourcefulness and sustainable practices. She utilizes cocoa potash and palm oil sourced from her own farm, ensuring the highest quality ingredients while promoting local produce.
The positive ripple effects of her work extend beyond economic empowerment. By creating employment opportunities and fostering entrepreneurship, she contributes to the overall social fabric and well-being of her community. Through her leadership and mentorship, Abigail inspires others to realize their potential and embrace the transformative power of agriculture and small-scale businesses.
Abigail Ghama’s remarkable journey exemplifies the indomitable spirit and determination that drive individuals to make a lasting impact. Her dedication to sustainable farming practices, entrepreneurial ventures, and community advocacy showcases the immense potential within rural communities for growth and development.
The upcoming WOFAGRIC and Gold in the Soil Awards, scheduled for July 26-27 at Bedtime Hotel ,Koforidua in the Eastern Region under the theme “OVERCOMING THE BARRIERS TO WOMEN AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: THE ROLE OF STAKEHOLDERS,” promise to be a momentous occasion. These events will bring together stakeholders, industry leaders, and women farmers and farmers with disability to award and celebrate achievements, share knowledge, and pave the way for a more inclusive and prosperous agricultural sector.
ABOUT WOFAGRIC AND GOLD IN THE SOIL AWARDS: Agrihouse Foundation’s Women in Food and Agricultural Leadership Training Forum (WOFAGRIC) & The Gold in the Soil Awards is an annual event that strengthens and promotes a paradigm shift in celebrating women farmers, processors, marketers, and individuals contributing to the agricultural value chain. These awards acknowledge the remarkable efforts of women in various sectors, including transportation, packaging, technology, and input dealers. Every year, the event moves from region to region, searching for these extraordinary women who play a significant role in putting food on our tables. Regardless of their abilities, they are thriving to contribute to the growth of the agricultural sector.