Gov't admonished to commit funds for scientific Research to mitigate climate change activities 16
The Dean of the School of Agriculture at the University of Ghana, Prof. John Ofosu-Anim admonished government to commit funds for Scientific research activities as the country battles with issues of climate change.
Prof. Ofosu-Anim believes the government funding will enable scientists to engage more farmers to adapt climate smart agriculture technics to reduce the impact of climate change on food security.
Ghana needs to increase its food production by 50% in the next decade to feed its growing population.This requires more sustainable, and adaptive climate smart approaches and investment in the agricultural sector.
Scientists have predicted a rise in temperature which will reduce Ghana's staple food crop yield by 20% and affect food security. It is believe that climate change will affect the achievement of growth and poverty reduction.
Dean of the School of Agriculture at the University of Ghana, Prof. John Ofosu-Anim has therefore urged scientists to engage farmers on their research findings to embrace climate smart agriculture.
He was speaking on the sidelines of the 27th Annual General Meeting of Research staff Association of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research at Nyankpala in the Northern Region,
SOT 1: Prof. John Ofosu-Anim, Dean, School of Agriculture, University of Ghana
Prof. Ofosu-Anim further said government should commit more funds to support scientific research.
SOT 2: Prof. John Ofosu-Anim, Dean, School of Agriculture, University of Ghana
The National president of CSIR-Research Staff Association of Ghana, Dr. Edward Yeboah said there is the need to sustain research among the scientific community with improve human resource capacity for most research institutes in the country.
From Nyankpala, Noah Nash for Viasat 1 News