Abrono Organic Farming Project (ABOFAP), a non governmental organization heardquatered at Forikrom in the Techiman Municipal Assembly of the Bono East Region has assured African future generations of its commitment to preserve traditional farming materials for them to keep the traditional seedlings which withstand all weather conditions and climate change as compared to genetically modified planting materials
The Executive Director of ABOFAP who doubles as the Twafohene of the Forikrom traditional council, Nana Kwaw Adams explained that fruit and seeds exhibition are done to ensure future generations of a better seedlings.
He said this is needed in order for the production of crops with higher nutrient content to have inflence in African generations with long and prosperous life.
According to him, some indigenous seedlings from the ancient African history are gradually getting out of the African continent which he emphasized that their organization would seat unconcerned to see this watch happens adding that such crops from the traditional seedlings are used for both food, medical, and economic purposes.
Nana Kwaw Adams indicated that imported foreign seedlings does not support a healthy living hence they would protect waterbodies , farmlands ,forest reserves to have control over seedlings meant for the African Continent.
Meanwhile, the unit head for the Department of Social welfare and Community Development in the Techiman municipality Mrs. Nana Yaa Pomaa Asante stressed that exotic foods which the youth embrace like fried rice with chicken and other foreign foods were only meant for our future doom.
She advised that local food such as aprapransa, mpotompoto, mankani ampasi with kontomire stew, Nuhuu, asɛ and many other local foods should be adhered to in order to boost the body’s immune system to prolong lifespan
She however tasked farmers to get back to the traditional methods of farming to enhance production and prolong lifespan of the African populace
Story By Kwadwo Ofosu Baffoe (Techiman)