• Tim White

    A Bright Future for Ghana Agric

    Buckeye Farm Beat

     by Tim White
     on November 11, 2011

    So what I was brought to Ghana by ACDI/VOCA and USAID of the U.S. government to do was to help train journalists to write more about agriculture or “agric” as they abbreviate it. Initially I was to work with “The Business and Financial Times,” an independent publication that focuses on the topics in its name. They publish it on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The plan was to work with the editor and writers to help them establish a full-page of agricultural news that ran…

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  • Tim White

    For Love of Trees

    Buckeye Farm Beat

     by Tim White
     on November 7, 2011

    She is the tree lady of Tamale. Her name is Dr. Hadjia Salamatu Taimako. She says her last name means "healing." She calls herself a "traditional healer." "I can help with many sicknesses because of the herbs I know. If someone is having a baby, they come to Momma Taimako," she says. "I can usually help, but I know if they are too sick I must call for the doctor to take them to the hospital." But Momma is also a doctor and how a woman who cannot read or write came to be honored as doctor is…

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  • Tim White

    Coca Cola Diplomacy

    Buckeye Farm Beat

     by Tim White
     on November 2, 2011

    On the weekends I like to make the long walk to the marketplace here in Tamale, Ghana, where I am volunteering with ACDI/VOCA to improve ag media coverage. I take photos along the way. I still don't have nerve to pull out camera in the marketplace. It is an amazing and colorful sight, but I think I will need to photograph it from a distance maybe inside a car. The market is a charged place -- too crowded a spot to get someone upset about taking their photo. Not that folks here seem to get too…

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