Agricultural Improvement & Land Access Program
The Agricultural Improvement and Land Access Program (AILAP) is a Newmont Ghana initiative designed to increase agricultural productivity, total production, and crop diversity in the mining impacted communities.
The main focus of the Agricultural Improvement and Land Access Program is to maintain or exceed pre-Project levels of crop productivity and ensure compensated farmers have access to land. The means to accomplish this are:
Providing, free of charge, improved agricultural inputs, sufficient for two acres, for one crop season, to every person compensated by NGGL for cropped land in the Mine Take Area, and that has arable land of two or more acres; and Facilitating land access for every person compensated by NGGL for cropped land, and that, at present, does not have access to land for cropping, or has access to less than two acres of arable land. When persons obtain access to at least two acres of arable land, they become eligible for two acre input packages.
Am surveys has been involved in carrying out all the surveying aspects of the program.
- Identifying entitled applicants;
- Surveying and Facilitating access to land for farmers
- Providing agricultural inputs and training;
- Monitoring the program implementation process.