ActionAid Ghana, has advised government and Ghanaian farmers to properly manage the techniques used in agricultural production.
Per a research by ActionAid Ghana conducted in some communities, there was scarcity of food during the dry season which poses a lot of danger to the health of consumers.
In an interview with Citi News
the country Director of ActionAid, Adwoa Kluvitse explained that Ghana “needs is more sustainable agriculture; agriculture that is not dependent on Agro chemicals; agriculture that takes us back to indigenous seeds that are best suited for our climate.”
She criticized the use of chemical fertilizers saying, “that is not to say ActionAid is not interested in moving forward but I think we are moving forward at such a fast pace with such large amounts that it ends up affecting the eco system. It is running into the water and affecting consumption.”
Ms Kluvitse however clarified that her outfit is not against new technologies aimed at boosting harvest in the agriculture.
“We have a position against strictly modified feed because we do not know what the long term implications of ingesting these food crops are. In places like United Kingdom, communities and individuals are rising up and refusing to have GMOs [Genetically Modified Organisms] specifically because they don’t know what the long term effect will be.”
She cautioned that Ghana needs to be “careful as a nation about wholesale importation of some of these developments.”