In Northern Ghana, Abdul is a rice and maize farmer struggling to adapt to these changes. His livelihood depends on making the right decisions for his farm: which crops to grow, when to plant, and which fertilizers and seeds to purchase. Abdul is not alone, in fact,
60-90% of the region's laborers are farmers. These small scale farmers are responsible for feeding nearly the entire population, and they all rely on one increasingly limited resource: rain.
At the time of writing, Reel Gardening will be stocking their gardens-in-a-box at 120 new stores, including Food Lovers Market -- a major food retail outlet in South Africa, as part of their new plan to distribute 1 million boxes this year. They have also brought on seven new partners including the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
Conservation South Africa held an auction of Ecoranger-raised cattle, selling 86 percent of the animals to buyers representing nearly 150 farmers. This more than doubles typical sales rates!