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TREE AID Ghana

Master’s in Development Practice (MDP): Indigenous Development


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Naomi Gichungu was placed with TREE AID Ghana where she designed a study to collect data on Indigenous tree foods of northern Ghana. She developed a questionnaire, Focus Group Discussion (FGD) questions and a data entry master sheet.  Naomi also conducted pretests in the field of the research tools.

With the adoption of crop farming to meet household and community food and nutrition security needs, foods obtained from Indigenous trees are becoming less popular especially among the young people. TREE AID is concerned with promoting conservation of these trees as local people have highly benefitted from them through both income and food. Recording information on their uses, harvest methods and market potential would be an important way to evaluate areas in which local youth would be involved.