Experts Warn Of Ghana Food Shortage

Experts Warn Of Ghana Food Shortage

From Ghana Web

The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) made a passionate appeal to the government to urgently release fertilizers to farmers to avert low crop yield this year and imminent food shortage in the country next year.

The President of PFAG, Mohammed Adam Nashiru, said the non-availability of fertilizers for farmers for this year’s planting season posed a threat to food security in the country and would have dire consequences on the national economy. Nashiru made this known at the opening of a two-day capacity-building workshop on agriculture governance and budget process for peasant farmers at Shama in the Western Region.

The event was organised by PFAG and funded by Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) aimed at enhancing the knowledge of smallholder farmers on governance and budget process in order to contribute meaningfully towards policy formulation to enhance accountability in agriculture governance in the country. Nashiru, who is also the vice president of Ghana Federation of Agricultural Farmers, revealed that the country does not have food reserves that could sustain the populace in the event of food shortage.


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