Giving Tuesday 2021
Our Mission
One Loaf aims to eradicate poverty and promote food security by providing educational programs in sustainable agriculture.
The People Growing One Loaf

Isaac Hirt-Manheimer

Executive Director

Ernest Ohene

Instructor of Livestock Management

Nana Ansa Bediako XI

Director/Community Outreach Liaison

Didier Kouadio

Manager of Demo Farm/Instructor

Nana Mbroba Dabo

Community Outreach Liason

Sarah Ocran

Interpreter/Assistant Instructor

one-loaf-1000x402One Loaf has worked closely with community leaders from Ghana’s Anamabo State, including Chief Nana Ansa Bediako XI and Queen Nana Mbroba Dabo, to support smallholder farmers whose livelihoods are being threatened by soil degradation and climate change. In June 2015, One Loaf established a demonstration farm in the Village of Kobina Ansa (8 km outside of Cape Coast) in order to train smallholder farmers in sustainable agricultural methods, including composting, rainwater harvesting, companion planting, and seed collecting.

Since June 2015, One Loaf has conducted free workshops at the demo farm for smallholder farmers in Kobina Ansa and the Surrounding villages. One Loaf instructors also provide on-site training at participants’ farms and supply them with the materials needed (open-pollinated seed, compost, and shade netting) to apply the techniques learned.

One Loaf Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Donations to One Loaf Inc. are tax-deductible.

Address: 529 Ethan Allen Hwy. Ridgefield, CT 06877

Dr. Kofi Boa, PhD Agronomist
Director of Education

Dr. Kofi Boa, agronomist and global leader in the field of regenerative no-till agriculture, serves as One Loaf’s education director. He studied agricultural science education at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana, and at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. He began his professional career as a cocoa agronomist and later worked for the Crops Research Institute (CRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in Ghana as an on-farm research scientist. He worked on the Ghana Grains Development Project, where he did additional no-till research and extension.

In 2012, Dr. Boa founded the Center for No-Till Agriculture (CNTA) in Ghana’s Ashanti Region. The Center has provided hands-on training for thousands of smallholder farmers, agriculture extension agents, and University students. Beginning in January 2021, Dr. Boa and his team will conduct training programs at the One Loaf demonstration farm for farmers and students from Ghana’s Central, Western, and greater Accra regions.