A clear pathway to self-reliance
According to a 2013 World Bank report, a trillion-dollar food market can be achieve by 2030 in Africa, if African farmers obtain increased access to more capital, electricity, better technology and irrigated land to grow food.
Africa retains ~50% of the world’s uncultivated land. Once utilized these millions of hectacres are capable of growing food crops that could account for the uncharacteristically low harvest gaps as wide as 60-80% in mainstay food crops like maize.
Our selected region sits on one of the largest man-made lakes in the world., Lake Volta.
The Volta Lake was formed as a result of the construction of the Akosombo Dam when the Volta River was dammed to produce hydroelectric power for Ghana.
The size of Lake Volta spans 4 distinct regions in Ghana namely the Volta, Eastern, Brong-Ahafo and Northern Regions. It alone covers about 3.6 % of Ghana’s land space.
Cultivating Rice in The Volta Region
MORLURISE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
The BCB Social Enterprise Incubator aims to support innovative and creative local entrepreneurs, a majority who are farmers, to generate ideas that can be scaled to generate income and raise the community out of poverty.
The idea is RICE
BCB’s focus is aiding village communities in organizing and securing the resources needed to prosper.