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Ernst Knaap TEERE Women Farmers Enterprise

It came to light during the TEERE Local Government Forum (TLGF) in Nabdam about the poor economic situation of women especially during the dry season. Under the Youth and Women Empowerment thematic area of TEERE, we sought to step into the gap to provide trade and business support particularly to women and also create the necessary environment for the growth of businesses especially those managed by women.
The organisation began the construction of piggery and poultry farming center in Kongo community in 2018. The project which is to be run as guinea fowl and pig production, processing and marketing entity would engage and train women over a period of one year after which they would be supported to construct moderate housing at their individual houses and be given guinea fowls and pigs for rearing.

The center which is named as Ernst Knaap TEERE Women Farmers Enterprise would offer the following for sale to the general public;

  • Production and sale of quality guinea fowl and pig products to the local and international market.
  • Guinea fowl eggs
  • Processed guinea fowl and pig products
  • By-products such as droppings and feathers
  • Provision of avenue for technical and professional learning for transformation and upscaling to cover more women and youth.

TEERE would explore the full value chain processes of the piggery and guinea fowl poultry so as to optimise every available resource to the center.

TEERE has also open doors for interested institutions to partner and support on this project which will create more jobs and opportunities for the rural women in the community and the development of the Upper East Region.

The seed capital for the project was donated by a German philanthropist Mr Ernst Knaap

  •   Ministries Block, Box 373.
    Bolgatanga, Upper East Region (UER),
    Ghana. West Africa
  •   +233 382-021-907
  •   +233 200-915-187


TEERE started initially as a non-registered community mobilization organization. It provided remedial education, counseled youth on educational opportunities and facilitated the admission of many others. Starting 2011, it has been working with low-income...

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