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Experts warn of climate impact on Ghana’s crop production 

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Climate experts from the Regional Climate Outlook Forum have issued a grave warning about the potential repercussions of changing weather patterns on crop production in Ghana, raising concerns about food security. 

This alert follows a stark advisory from the Ghana Meteorological Service, underscoring the health risks associated with rising temperatures as the sun shifts northward from the southern hemisphere. 

The Head of Research and Information at the Agriculture, Hydrology, and Meteorology Regional Center in Niger, Dr Abdou Ali is advocating for local farmers to prioritize the cultivation of drought-resistant crops. 

Despite agriculture serving as a fundamental pillar of Ghana’s economy, challenges such as the high cost of credit, limited availability of improved seedlings, mechanization, and scarce irrigation facilities have significantly impacted the sector’s prospects.

Speaking to JoyNews on the sidelines of the Regional Climate Outlook Forum in Accra, Dr Ali stressed the urgency for farmers to adopt crops resilient to drought.

The Deputy Director General of the Ghana Meteorological Agency, Eric Asuman, provided further insights into the evolving climate situation. 

The Regional Climate Outlook Forum convened stakeholders from various sectors to deliberate on seasonal dynamics, empowering individuals to adapt to shifting weather patterns and effectively mitigate climate impacts.

With these encouragement and recommendations, stakeholders are urged to take proactive measures to address the challenges posed by climate change and bolster the resilience of Ghana’s agricultural sector.

Source: Myjoyonline

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