By David Krantz (recipient of an ROI Micro Grant)
SEFWI WIAWSO, Ghana — When I told my friends and colleagues that I was coming here to learn lessons for Israel, many were puzzled. Surely, they thought, Israel should be teaching Ghana, not the other way around. But this remote corner of southwestern Ghana, near the country’s border with Ivory Coast, provided me with many lessons that will affect the policies promoted by the organization that I run, the Green Zionist Alliance. Thanks to fiscal support from ROI and NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, I was able to travel here to study international food policy and learn ways that Israel could become more environmentally sustainable by emulating this small country in sub-Saharan Africa.