Abrono Organic Farmers Association (ABOFAB), a non governmental organisation at Forikrom in Techiman Municipality of the Bono East Region in partnership with Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) has held a one day Roundtable Discussion with Women, Youth and stakeholders within the Agriculture sector on Climate Change.
The Transitional Zone Stakeholders Conference was held on Thursday under the Theme: Building Women and Youth Resilience towards Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation.
Participants were drawn from different communities, such as Techiman, Kintampo, Jema, Yeji, Atebubu, and Nkoranza and among other places.
Nana Kwaw Adam, Twafo Hene of Forikrom in the Techiman Traditional Area and Chief ExecutiveOfficer (CEO) of ABOFAB when he took his turn to address the conference stated that the purpose of the conference was to support Forest and Farm producers and their organization to be primary change agents of climate resilient landscape and improved livelihood and advance sustainable Ecological Agriculture in the Transitional Zone of Ghana for the benefit of its members.
He observed that human activities such as illegal lumbering, illegal mining, Air pollution from industries, etc are major cause of the climate change globally which needs to be curb by the public to preserve nature
On his part, Mr. James Adu, Techiman Municipal Director of Agric said MOFA would support every farmer with skills and Knowledge to that would coincide with climate change to make farming attractive and resilient in the country
He opined that Climate Change is affecting the country in many sectors especially on the part of Agriculture which needs much attention to be addressed immediately.
Meanwhile, all the stakeholders that attended the programme contributed to the discussion asking Government and other Agencies responsible to come together and help addressing challenges that is affecting climate change in the Agriculture sector of the country.
By: Kwajo Ofosu Baffoe