Adopt backyard gardening to fight food scarcity

The Ashanti regional director of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Mr. Fordjour Menka, has urged Ghanaians to consider to backyard farming to avert food insecurity in the country.

According to him, backyard farming is the best practices to end food hunger that behooves on us as a country.

He further lamented that, erratic rainfall is one of the major challenges affecting large scale plantation, since man has little control over climate change.

It is against this backdrop that he emphasized the need to adapt to backyard farming, where it can be easily controlled and managed.

Mr. Fordjour therefore proposed “climate smart crops with conservation agriculture’’ as antidote to food insecurity in the near future.

Cultivation of Cassava, sweet potatoes and plantain should be our main concern in the region, since some part of the region experienced erratic rainfall for nearly 6 months. Climate change has small impact on these crops unlike rice and cocoyam, and entreated farmers in the country to embrace the situation to cultivate more of such food stuff for local consumption.

Story by: Richmond Frimpon
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