Food brings families and friends together. In Ghana, it also brings a whole nation together. From the compost facility to the farm and finally to the market, it takes a community to feed a community. The culture in Ghana is rich from the food that supports it. At an almost 0°, 0° on the world’s map, Ghana’s tropical climate delivers a delicious diet for its people
A worker at Safisana carries compost inputs to another stage of the compost process. Safisana utilizes organic waste to produce compost fertilizer for farmers in the Accra region in Ghana.
This Jekora Ventures worker is responsible for organizing piles of waste in the compost production process.
Jekora Ventures is responsible for waste management and recycling of residential and commercial organizations as well as the production of various organic composts for farmers.
A worker at Bola Boden prepares the facility for incoming waste. Bola Boden transforms human waste into organic fertilizer. On top of the creation of fertilizer, this process improves the sanitation around the area.
A worker transfers raw materials to a compost pile at one of the locations for the Utilization of Organic Waste to Improve Agricultural Productivity (UOWIAP) Project. The UOWIAP is led by University of Ghana and aims to enhance food security.
Three workers at one of the UOWIAP farms pose in front of a pile of fruit.
John stands next to his compost stand at the Fiesta Royal Flower Garden. The flower garden sells gardening supplies to the locals of Accra.
Farmer Adams proudly poses next to one of his plantain trees. Adams is another farmer that benefits from the UOWIAP project.
Taking a quick break in the shade that the Dome Market has to offer, this water saleswoman has a moment to cool down.
A young girl works in the Dome Market transporting goods between stands.
Proudly displaying the freshest Okra at her stand, this seller talks customers into buying from her stand.
A market seller at the Dome Market shares a laugh with another market seller. There is a strong sense of community among market sellers at any of the markets in Ghana.
Another market seller at Dome Market holds her produce with great joy.
A produce seller at a roadside flower shop carries plantains. Sellers carry heavier loads with the assistance of baskets on top of their heads.
A consumer rides in a trotro to the Medina Market. Trotros are the most popular form of transportation in Ghana allowing consumers to access produce from markets.
Two women carry fresh produce along Coconut Grove Beach early in the morning.