KITA TRAINS EIGHTY(80) PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS

80 United States Peace corps Volunteers and their counterparts have received skills training at the Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Kita Ghana as part of efforts to empower them for community work. The Peace Corps Volunteers received training in mushroom production, rabbit and grasscutter, and beekeeping. Anane observing an inoculation process done by a peace…

AgriCorps Teacher Training

When we look back on our life we often think of the people who helped shape us as human beings. We think of the things that person did to influence us, to help us make the right choices or even encouraged us when we felt as if there was no hope.  That person could be…

March, 2016

FIRST ECOVILLAGE DESIGN EDUCATION COURSE IN GHANA HELD IN KUMASI The first Ecovillage Design Education (EDE) course in Ghana has been held at the Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture, KITA in Kumasi. The four week international training course is aimed at building capacity of community leaders, CSOs and institutions and members of GEN Ghana in…

February, 2016 at KITA

With the close of the rural enterprise program short courses the arrival of students kept the momentum alive at KITA.  KITA greeted not only returning students but new students to continue there education in the needed field of agriculture.  Students are excited to see what the new year as to offer them at KITA.  In…

January, 2016 at KITA

No rest for the wicked as the say.  KITA Staff stared 2016 off in full swing with short courses provided by the Rural Enterprise Project.  Over 300 students form all over Ghana came together in the course of the month to engage and learn in different subjects including; mushroom farming, baking and convectionaries, fish farming,…

No Till Training

At the end of November KITA’s project manager Michael Asamoah and two students Adam Kpama and Iaasc Ametor, joined AgriCrops for a two-day training on no till agriculture in Ghana at the No Till Center for Agriculture.  The training was lead by Dr. Kofi Boa and Staff.  At the training, participants learned the importance of…

KITA says AKWABA! To interns from Delft University Technology.

For three month KITA is excited to have Cateau Albers, Marianne Teng, Henriette Teeuwen, Nena Roes, and Nienke Zweers from Delft University Technology in the Netherlands. These five student will be working with KITA students on two different projects.  One project will be to continue designing a more efficient and healthy cook stove for Kenkey makers. …

Moringa Training

Moringa is becoming one of the most popluar trees to grow in west Africa due to what seems to be endless health benefits.  On November 7th KITA Students engaged in a moringa training provided buy a grant through USAID Trellis Fund.  The training that took place on KITA’s Campus was the first of 6 that…

Green Market Opens Soon at KITA!

KITA Designs a Green Market on Campus Elise Vandansik, a University student from Holland is dedicating her six-month internship to developing a green market on campus. On the West corner of campus, a large concrete market is currently being constructed. This market will soon sell organic produce grown by KITA students as well as farmers…

INNOVATION AND EXPANSION AT KITA!

In two short months, KITA has had a few big changes! New products, increased efficiency, new volunteers, and increased learning opportunities help KITA grow! New Animal Housing Facility In September, the third and final building in the animal housing unit was finished! KITA hopes to use this new barn to house laying hens, broilers, turkeys…

This Week at KITA – Worms, Neem and Moringa!

Compost: Worm Heaven Worms! As a follow-up to Melissa’s guest blog, we’re going to check back in with the worm project today. The 3rd year students in the permaculture class are in charge of the vermicompost. They have completed building the structure and have searched for and added their worms. For the first few days,…