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Farmers call for intervention to improve yield-GTLC


  17 Décembre      9        Société (27578),

   

By Rosemary Wayo, GNA
Tamale (N/R), Dec 17, GNA-Farmers in five regions in Northern Ghana have appealed to government and other stakeholders to design more effective interventions to enable them improve on crop yields.
The farmers further called for ban on tomato importation and revisit initial plans to revamp tomato factories in the country, subsidise cost of farm inputs and extend the Planting for Food and Jobs programme to cover all year round.
The farmers’ needs was contained in the Agro Policy Performance Barometer Report (APPBR 2019) of the Ghana Trade and Livelihood Coalition (GTLC), and was presented at a policy dialogue on gender responsiveness to the planting for Food and Job programme in Tamale.
It brought together stakeholders in Agriculture from the Northern, Savannah, North East, Upper East and Upper West Regions.
The farmers further called for direct government consultancy, for proper implementation of Agriculture policies, including; investments in the Agriculture sector and the early release of subsidised fertilizers.
Mr Ibrahim Akalbila, Coordinator of Ghana Trade and Livelihood Coalition (GTLC), said the report showed that women farmers had little access to information about government’s Agricultural policies as well as the use of improved seeds and subsidised fertilizers.
He reiterated that, there was significant disparities between women and men in accessing information on improved seeds, and it was important to advocate gender responsiveness in the Planting for Food and Jobs policy.
Mr Akalbila said there was improvement in the delivery of fertilizer to farmers, however, there was the need to do more to improve on the PFJ system to make it more impactful.
Hajia Hawa Musah, the Northern Regional Director of Agriculture, advocated collaboration from Non-Governmental Organisations, Civic Society Organisations and the media in changing the attitude of peasant farmers to appreciate the effects of climate change and the need for them to consider including; practices that would improve on the environment as well as sensitise them to adopt strategies to avoid the practice of defaulting in loan payments.
The GTLC since 2012 has conducted surveys annually on the implementation of Agriculture policies in Ghana, assessing their implementation and effects on beneficiaries.

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