MAP Le Nigeria signale 22 cas mortels de diphtérie depuis décembre 2022 MAP Nouakchott abrite fin février le Forum économique maroco-mauritanien MAP Côte d’Ivoire-Maroc : Une coopération excellente et une symbiose absolument parfaite entre les diplomaties des deux pays (diplomate) MAP Coupe Davis/Groupe Mondial II : Le Maroc affronte la Côte d’Ivoire les 4 et 5 février à Abidjan MAP Le Pape François condamne de « cruelles atrocités » en RDC « qui couvrent l’humanité de honte » ACP Kibali Gold Mine paie 1,2 milliard USD des taxes et redevances en 2022 ACP La RDC et le Congo Brazzaville pour la valorisation de leurs patrimoines touristiques ACP Classement « Transparency International » : la RDC gagne trois points dans la lutte anticorruption ACP La chine conserve la place du premier investisseur étranger en RDC ANP Niger : Une délégation de ministres Néerlandais au Cabinet du Président de la République

Ghana: Stakeholders walk to demand investment in scientific research


  8 Mai      44        Science (484),

   

Tamale, May 08, GNA – Scientists, researchers and farmers have marked this year’s Ghana March for Science event with a health walk in Tamale to draw attention to the need for government to invest in scientific research to address societal challenges.

The event dubbed: “Science: Our Past, Our Present, Our Future” drew attention to the important role of government to support research institutions to undertake critical research to end environmental degradation, reduce poverty as well as support farmers through technology to accelerate national development.

It formed part of a global exercise, which focused on the important role science played in helping countries to attain the Sustainable Development Goals especially in the areas of ending poverty, improving nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture.

The health walk was organized by Alliance for Science (AFS), a network of farmers, scientists and researchers, in partnership with the Savannah Agricultural Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-SARI).

Research scientists from CSIR-SARI, farmers, students from the University for Development Studies, Tamale, and Tolon Senior High Schools took part in the event by walking through some principal streets in the Tamale Metropolis and finally converging at the Jubilee Park where they were addressed by their leaders.

Mr Reuben Quainoo, Executive Member of AFS, who addressed participants, underscored the need for government and policy makers to implement science-based evidence in policy formulation to increase the adoption of technologies in all aspects of human life to reduce poverty, increase food security and reduce the effect of climate change.

Mr Quainoo advised farmers to adopt improved agricultural practices to increase production.

Dr Roger Kanton, Chief Research Scientist at CSIR-SARI, said there was need for science and technology to be at the fore-front of the country’s development agenda, saying this would help realize the ‘Ghana beyond Aid’ agenda.

Dr Kanton called on government to adequately support science and research institutions to facilitate scientific research into emerging technologies and innovations to improve the quality of seeds and hybrids for farmers to support government’s flagship agricultural programmes.

Mr Mohammed Adam Nashiru, Chairman of Northern Regional Farmers Association, urged farmers to embrace agricultural scientific innovations and technologies, to increase food production, to ensure food security as well as increase rural incomes and livelihoods.

Dans la même catégorie