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The Ahyirensu Naturalist Centre is a forest reserve, covering 60 acres of land. The centre is located in Ghana West Africa, and is about two and half hours outside the capital city of Accra. The Ahyirensu Naturalist Centre is an old dream of one man who decided to stand alone and protect Ghana's ecology. Mr. Danso has struggled his whole life building the only privately own forest reserve in Africa. The Ahyirensu Naturalist Centre has grown into diamond in the rough. For his efforts and commitment to mother earth Mr. Danso has won the Green Apple Award for Best Environmental Practice, twice! In a third year he came runner up, secondly only to the national forest service of Cameroon. One man almost beat a whole nation!
The Ahyirensu Naturalist Centre serves as a research institute for the University of Ghana and has hosted interns and researchers from various Universities across the world, such as Oxford. The Ahyirensu Naturalist Centre is taking on a new challenge. To achieve that challenge the Ahyirensu Naturalist Centre has partnered with a microfinance company, the African Support Network, develop 80 acres into an agro-forestry farm. To take this farm to the level of international standard that Ahyirensu Naturalist Centre has already achieved, outside help is necessity and brings skills unavailable in Ghana.
The farm's genesis is to display environmental conversation and responsibility, along side the successful integration of this farm into the Ghanaian economy. This project combines social entrepreneurship with agribusiness, breaking down the barrier separating business ventures for profit from Non-Governmental Work non-profit work. This project believes that business works for the people of a community, that means looking a investment from a different angle. As the farm grows, so should the community that has given the Ahyirensu Naturalist Centre and its partners the opportunity conduct business expand.
The concept of social responsibility was ground breaking, but still the idea that business need not benefit the community that produced it does not live up to the honor and reputation of the Ahyirensu Naturalist Centre. This initiative breaks down the assumption that business core values are no socially responsible and forges a link between the Ahyirensu community with this farm's overall success.
The Ahyirensu Naturalist Centre is partnering with the African Support Network, a Ghanaian Microfinance Company, and with an American firm, the Green Trading Company. This partnership takes three firms from different backgrounds to build these 80 acres of land into a farm that displays the highest standard of environmental stewardship.