Coconut Plantation and Seed Garden for the two Girl's Schools in Sekondi-Takoradi.

GGV in collaboration with CSIR, with funding from USFS is setting up a coconut seed garden and plantation in Archbishop Porter Girls High School and Ahantaman Girls Senior High School

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Coconut is one of the world’s most highly valued palm crops. This species contributes directly to the amenity and income of 20 million smallholder farmers and their dependents, providing food, health benefits, structural products as well as aesthetic beauty to the landscape. The Western Region of Ghana is currently the hub of coconut production. Students in the Senior High Schools of the Western Region hold the future for continued cultivation and sustenance of coconut. With the rising level of unemployment in the country and low motivation in coconut farming, it is imperative to groom and equip students in the senior high schools in the Region with the requisite skills and knowledge of coconut cultivation and value addition to take over the business of the heritage crop, that has seen a decline after the devastating Cape Saint Paul Wilt Disease (CSPWD). It is in this light, that Goshen Global Vision in collaboration with CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research), Takoradi, Coconut Division. Represented by Dr. Yayra Ofram. With support funding from the USFS ( United States Forest Service) is setting up a coconut seed garden and plantation in the two only girl’s schools in Sekondi-Takoradi, Western Region of Ghana. That is; Archbishop Porter Girls High School and Ahantaman Girls Senior High School Ketan, Sekondi Takoradi. To serve as an internal income generation venture for the two schools and also for food security.