The Ghana Federation of Forest and Farm Producers (GhaFFaP), a national consortium of Forest and Farm Producer Organisations (FFPOs) drawn from the three ecological zones of Ghana –the Savannah, Transition, and Forest ecological zones – for promoting the interest of forest and farm producers in Ghana has appealed to government to admit their presence in the decision-making process.
By doing so, it would ensure on how to produce the right quality of farm produce without losing seedlings of the ancient history of Ghana
In a round table discussion with stakeholders from Bono, Bono East, Ahafo Regions, some parts of Ashanti and Oti regions in Ghana in Techiman the Bono East Regional capital, the executive director of Abrono Organic Farming Project Nana Kwaw Adams lamented that government takes a decision and enable foreign policies governs forest and farm producers with strictness without their knowledge which is hectic to the farming bodies in the Country.
According to him, some other policies are not understood by them hence government should do whatever it takes to bring it to their understanding what other foreign Countries want it on agriculture, adding that loans and grants farmers need to get in other to produce a glut of products is also a challenge they want the government to solve
Meanwhile, the Techiman municipal director of Agriculture Mr. James Adu indicated that farmers nowadays find it difficult to acquire loans due the fact that they refuse to defrayed loans government support them.
Mr. James Adu, however, tasked farmers in the country to come together and build up unity and support one another and if possible open village saving and loan institutions and use it to help one another.
Story: Kwadwo Ofosu Baffoe (K.OB)