Director, Center for No-Till Agriculture, Ghana
Kofi Boa is an agronomist, farmer and Director of the Center for No-Till Agriculture, established in 2012 with funding from The Howard G. Buffett Foundation. The No-Till Center, located in Amanchia in the Atwima Nwabiagya District of the Ashanti region of Ghana, works to increase human capacity in the field of conservation agriculture (CA) and empower partners and farmers to spread CA practices and technology throughout Ghana and the region. The Center includes a demonstration farm and training facilities for farmers interested in improving soil health and productivity by utilizing conservation agriculture methods, with a satellite station at Ejura for multiplication of cover crop seeds. In 2014, the Center hosted 450 people on CA exposure visits, including farmers, representatives from farmer groups, students and individuals from non-governmental organizations. Another 131 farmers participated in a five-week training course on CA. In 2014, the No-Till Center was recognized for its contributions to Ghana’s food security efforts by Ghana’s Ministry of Food and Agriculture in their 2013 Annual Progress Report. The Howard G. Buffett Foundation provides the Center’s ongoing general operating and research support.