At Taaluma, we work to alleviate food insecurity in Ghana and Togo by creating small aquaponics systems and training centers for our partners in the region. The training centers provide locals with an opportunity to learn how to create more fertile soil by mixing it with sand, hay and compost and how to create and maintain sack gardens, compost areas and raised gardens.
Our Goal: To create at least one aquaponics training center annually and to introduce sack gardens to different villages. Sack gardens were very well received in Ghana and Taaluma was invited to do training sessions at several rural villages. Sack gardens are extremely inexpensive to make, as all you need is an empty sack, rocks, fertile soil, and seeds or plants. The benefits include faster growth, less water use, and higher produce yield.
Our Approach: We will create training centers at schools, orphanages, and other organizations that we vet through a comprehensive process, including on-site visits. The partners have to meet all the criteria before Taaluma gives approval for the training center and move forward with the process. We will spread the knowledge to local villages by providing demonstrations on sack gardens and creating compost areas.
Additional Work: We also help our partners with special projects, such as educational sponsorship and what we consider urgent needs. See our donation page for more information on Taaluma’s special projects.