Resiliency in Northern Ghana is a five-year integrated project and partnership effort under the Feed the Future Initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) designed to contribute to the Government of Ghana’s efforts to sustainably reduce poverty and improve the nutritional status of vulnerable populations. The project's goal is to improve the livelihoods and nutritional status of vulnerable households in targeted communities in 17 districts of the Northern Region. Consistent with USAID Forward principles of direct support to host governments, RING is implemented through a collaborative approach with District Assemblies and the Northern Regional Coordinating Council. RING is designed to contribute to the following Feed the Future goals: a 20% decrease in stunting among children under five (CU5); a 20% decrease in wasting among CU5; a 20% decrease in underweight wasting among CU5; and a 20% decrease in anemia among CU5.
RING is working towards these goals through three complementary project components:
1. Increased quality of food consumed by women and children by improving access to savings/credit, exploring alternative income streams, and promoting diverse crop production and consumption;
2. Increased adoption of positive nutrition, sanitation and hygiene behaviors, especially among women and children; and
3. Strengthened local support networks, such as regional and district governments, nongovernmental organizations and community-based organizations, and community groups, in their ability to identify and address needs related to livelihoods and nutrition.