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The best example of all is Bernard Bempah
Bernard trains farmers (mostly women) on Oyster mushroom farming in Ghana, West Africa.
Instead of using coffee, he
uses composted sawdust and has been able to alleviate scores of poor out of poverty.
He also started BemCom Youth Enterprises/Association(www.BemCom.org) to uplift people from poverty (400-600 farmers are given training in a year by BemCom).
says,"I am deeply grateful for the support for my trip.
If we can get the laboratory equipment to make spawn, it will change the mushroom industry in Ghana."
has also been training farmers for 12 years in producing honey, rabbit, snail and grass cutter apart from mushrooms.
Freedom from poverty: http://www.mushroomsinghana.org/
The Williams' meet Bernard ...
The Williams' meet Bernard Bempah, director of Bemcom Youth Enterprises/Association (BYEA), who trains over 500 oyster mushroom farmers a year.Because of problems with the oyster mushrooms, Bempah intends to introduce shiitakes to Ghanian farmers and to the protein-hungry Ghanian diet.The Williams' want to bring Bempah to the US to study commercial shiitake production. - 2007-12-11 Friend of PRWeb - 2
Bernard Bempah, founder of ...
Bernard Bempah, founder of Bemcom, stressed the importance of the program and the value the Williamses provided.
"We are trying to look at any means to eliminate poverty through mushrooms," Bempah
The couple grew attached to Bempah
, 37, and two years ago flew him to the U.S. so he
could see their farm and others around the state.
been back several times since.
is like a son to me," Sandra said.
visited the Williams' home, he
was amazed at the wild game they had running through their yard.
Born and raised in Ghana, Bempah had spent the better part of the last decade trying to teach small farmers from Ghana how to raise enough food to provide for themselves and their families.
So when he
saw the brown squirrel in the tree outside the Williams' house, he
made sure not to let the opportunity go.
University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry
Mushrooms are high in protein and can offer the Ghanaian people a low-cost alternative protein source, according to Bernard Bempah, founder and director of BemCom, one of the leaders in training oyster-mushroom farmers from Ghana, Nigeria and other countries in West Africa.
The loss made it clear farmers needed to diversify their crops.
had trained many of Ghana's mushroom farmers and determined that a second crop, shiitakes grown on logs, could provide a buffer against single-crop failure and increase the farmers' production and profits.
trains farmers in alternative/non-traditional agricultural production: rabbits and other small animals, bees and honey, and snails in addition to their work with mushrooms.
The Williams formed the Mushrooms in Ghana Project to bring Bempah
Production Manager Godwin Baokye to the U.S. to learn shiitake farming.
Mr. Bernard ...
Mr. Bernard Bempah
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