Agrihouse Foundation, through its ‘1 Household 1 Garden’ initiative and the Monthly Beginner Agribusiness Masterclass, is gearing up to conduct a comprehensive training session on backyard farming. This initiative is designed to promote sustainable agricultural practices, equip individuals with essential farming skills, and cultivate self-sufficiency and community resilience.

starting this month, Friday 31st may 2024 and continuing every last Friday for the next six months, The training program to be held at the Agrihouse Training and Demonstration Centre in Dzorwulu under the Theme: “Empowering Job Development and Agricultural Innovation Businesses,” is designed to cover a diverse range of topics which includes establishing nurseries, nurturing seeds, mastering transplanting techniques, selecting appropriate planting mediums, implementing effective mulching practices, water management and irrigation strategies.

In a statement, the Executive Director of Agrihouse Foundation, Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa, stated that, in light of the global challenges, we face in food security and sustainability, it has become increasingly evident that empowering individuals with the skills and knowledge to produce their own food is not only beneficial but essential.

Adding that the significance of backyard farming cannot be overstated. Beyond the satisfaction of growing one’s food, it offers numerous benefits, including food security, improved nutrition, and a source of income for households.

Backyard farming also contributes to environmental sustainability. By reducing the need for extensive transportation and packaging associated with store-bought produce, individuals can significantly decrease their carbon footprint and contribute to a healthier planet. Additionally, practicing organic and sustainable farming methods in one’s backyard can help preserve biodiversity, improve soil health, and mitigate the negative impacts of industrial agriculture on the environment.

“At Agrihouse Foundation, we believe that empowering individuals with the skills and resources to engage in agriculture and agribusiness is a step towards building more resilient communities and a more sustainable future,” she added.

Through hands-on learning experiences and expert guidance, participants will gain a holistic understanding of sustainable agricultural practices tailored for backyard farming contexts.

Participants will also receive extensive support to jumpstart their backyard farming endeavours. Each trainee will be provided with a comprehensive starter pack containing essential resources such as seedlings, compost/manure, organic neem insecticide, and seed trays, ensuring they have everything they need to embark on their farming journey with confidence.

The 1household 1garden training program promises an enriching journey for all participants, equipping them with the tools and knowledge necessary for success in their backyard farming endeavours. Sessions will be held every last Friday of the month for the next six months at the Agrihouse Training and Demonstration Center in Dzorwulu.

Prospective participants can secure their spots for 300 Ghana cedis by contacting Joseph on 0570246813 or Deborah on 0541555606. Additionally, interested individuals can swiftly register by accessing this registration link: