Meet Akugre A Cletus
Akugre A Cletus is a photo-monitor on the MyPharm project in Ghana. Along with 41 other farmers, he has been trained in photography to document and reflect on his crop growing progress.
Photography is arguably one of our greatest forms of communication. It can powerfully present a problem or solution efficiently where other forms can’t.
Seeds of tomorrow
Akugre’s photos and captions show how effective forward planning can be in a country feeling the effects of climate change.
By planning for the seeds of tomorrow, Akugre is building a sustainable future for himself and his family.
Using different farming techniques and sharing them with others can really strengthen a community.
Akugre’s images are informative and enlightening. He explains in the caption below how damaging some traditions and myths can be.
A story that once warned farmers of death when the first mango fruits bore their trees has now been put to rest.
Through sharing information and supporting one another, trees now emerge where ominous, bare land once stood and farmers can begin to feel the full value and potential of their land.
The knowledge gained through the MyPharm project can help to improve the farmers’ income.
The sight of lush green crops proves that farmers can put their learnings into practise to bring positive change.
Education, ideas and group discussions have all led to lucrative crops and land ownership.
We hope that by passing on this information to their children and families, future farming generations will be better prepared.
The MyPharm project by Christian Aid and Youth Harvest Foundation Ghana (YHFG) addresses one of the major problems small farmers face: a lack of market information when it comes to selling their crop.
Now, thanks to the project, the farmers get regular market facts sent to their mobile phones, which means they can get better prices.