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In response to the threat of food insecurity, the villagers of Woadze Tsatoe adopted vegetable farming as a new source of income and sustenance.
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Benefits of the vegetable farm
Cucumbers are high in vitamins and minerals. By including this vegetable in their meals, the villagers enjoy a more varied and well-balanced diet.
Surplus cucumbers can be sold for a good price in the local market, allowing the farmers to greatly improve their standard of living.
By alleviating the stress of food insecurity, parents can spend more time supporting their children's growth and academic pursuits.
Volunteers from New York University conducted research and discovered that vegetables were in high demand in the surrounding area. Woadze Tsatoe’s soil was ideal for growing cucumbers.
A quarter-acre pilot farm was set up along the Volta River. Thanks to the help of donors and agricultural experts, the community reaped its first harvest later that year.
Pollution in the Volta River caused a decline in the fish population that threatened the villagers’ livelihoods.
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