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DCE urges scientists to find solutions to agriculture

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women-farmingMr Seidu Abukari, District Chief Executive for Tolon, has urged all research institutions especially the Savannah Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) to find solutions relating to poor agricultural production to enhance food security.

He said many farmers continued to suffer from post harvest losses while climate change also impacted negatively on the socio-economic conditions of the people thereby making farming unattractive.

Mr Abukari was addressing farmers at Tolon to mark the 29th Farmers’ celebration which saw Mr Nakohinaa Mahamadu Imoro emergeing as the best farmer for the district and was awarded with a motorbike, a pair of wellington boots, 2 cutlasses and 2 liters of herbicide.

The ceremony was on the theme: “Reducing post-harvest losses for sustainable food security and nutrition”. Nineteen farmers also picked awards.

The DCE said peasant farming remained the largest occupation for many farmers in the country but due to poor soil fertility and poor agronomic practices, their fortunes declined by the day.

Madam Musah Hawa, Tolon District Director of Agriculture said it was not only enough to produce healthy, attractive and marketable produce but it was very important to produce with value addition.

Source: GNA

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