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Don’t depend on rainfall alone, resort to irrigation – Farmers advised

Mrs. Cecilia Kagya Agyemang, Bono East regional Director for Food and Agricultural has advised farmers not to depend solely on rainfall in their activities due to climate change.

According to her, failure or change in expected rainfall like it has been the case this year could affect their targeted farm yields, therefore, irrigation should be the way to go in modern-day farming.

Speaking in an interview with Nana Kwadwo Adu in Techiman while reacting to reports of an imminent food shortage in Ghana, Mrs. Kagya Agyemang urged farmers to start small irrigation systems in their activities since government alone cannot do it.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Minister for Agriculture has dismissed claims that the country is faced with a food crisis.

Mr. Yaw Frimpong Addo speaking on JoyNews on Wednesday admitted that currently there is a shortage of foodstuff on the market, however, that should not raise an alarm as this is the trend during the planting season.

“Food shortage, yes, but we don’t have food crisis. I’m telling you that during the planting season every year, it has been like this. Just that this year because of Covid-19 and fertilizer production, everything about fertilizer (things have been intense).”

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