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Department of social welfare and community development carries out community engagement in five communities on processing and preserving fresh vegetables

The Department of Social Welfare and Community Development recently carried out a community engagement initiative aimed at promoting the cultivation, processing, and preservation of fresh vegetables in five communities. Specifically, on the 27th of January 2023, the SWCD department of the Sissala East Municipal Assembly organized a training program for 10 women groups in the municipality.

 

The training program focused on reducing post-harvest losses, addressing food insecurity, and improving the nutritional status of the beneficiaries. The training was made possible through the support of USAID RING II G2G System Strengthening, which fully funded the community outreach program.

 

The SWCD Department's initiative is an important step towards empowering local communities to take control of their food security and nutrition. By equipping women groups with the necessary knowledge and skills, the initiative will help to reduce post-harvest losses and increase the availability of fresh, nutritious vegetables in the communities. Overall, this is a positive development that demonstrates the importance of community engagement in promoting sustainable agriculture and food security.