Agriculturist proposes backyard farming as solution to food insecurity

farmaerThe Ashanti regional director of food and Agriculture, Mr. Fordjour Menka has urged Ghanaians to resort to backyard farming to avert food insecurity in the country.

According to him, backyard farming is the best practice to end food hunger that stares Ghana in the face.

He further opines that backyard farming makes it easy for the farmer to control the factors of production as far as agriculture is concerned.

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”, he said. He says Climate change has little impact on the above crops unlike rice and cocoyam, and entreated farmers in the country to embraced the situation to cultivate more of such food stuffs for local consumption.

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