Rose Denkyiraa is a 61 year old resident of New Abirem. She is the head of her household of seven sons and three daughters whose ages range between five and 22 years. Five of her children are students and three are unemployed.
For the most part of her life, all she has ever known and valued is farming to support herself and her family. When her six acre palm and orange farm at Senserefa was impacted as a result of land acquisition for mining activities, she thought her life had literally come to a standstill.

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Over a billion people in the world live in extreme poverty with no security of their basic needs. Over 75% of these people live in rural areas as small producers, dependent on agriculture for their subsistence. The production, trade and processing of local crops is the foundation and the driver for their own economies and the economies at the local level and beyond.

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