NGO trains rice par boilers
A Canadian non-governmental organization (NGO) SOCODEVI has trained around 25 rice cookers in Bolgatanga, Upper East Region, in advanced corporate governance and leadership skills.
The training took place as part of the “PROCED” model project.
The beneficiaries were executives from the BBN (Bolgatanga, Bawku and Navrongo) Cooperative, an association the NGO had previously worked with to set up the rice parboiler group in the Upper East Region.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA), Ms. Beatrice Esses, the project coordinator of PROCED, said that the training aimed to strengthen the knowledge and skills of women and contribute to the development of business networks of the rice par boilers.
Ms. Esses said it would also strengthen her active participation in decision-making and leadership roles in matters affecting her communities.
Ms. Gilberta Akuka, the president of the BBN cooperative and beneficiary of the training, said the training helped them run their rice processing business and develop the cooperative.
She said that women entrepreneurs in rural settings often face a lack of knowledge and skills on how to grow their business.
This, she said, has tarnished her economic growth and her struggle for a better life.
The PROCED project, an integrative and sustainable model of the cooperative development program, aims to improve the lives of households and is implemented in three African countries, including Ghana.
It aims to achieve four of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), such as Goal One, Goal Five, Goal Eight and Goal 13, in order to improve the living conditions of men and women in their areas of operation.
In Ghana, PROCED aims to achieve its first interim result, which is to give women more power in economic decision-making by focusing its efforts on the structuring of Farmer Based Organizations (FBOs) involved in post-harvest operations, processing and marketing of rice products are involved.
Through the intervention, PROCED tries to consolidate the target organizations in order to improve the sustainability of the economic processes involved in the processing of paddy rice into parboiled rice and the filling of the product for marketing in cities in Ghana.
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