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December 6, 2018 | News Sci/Environment

World Vision Guides Communities to Enhance Agric Production

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Some communities in the Upper East Region were guided by World Vision Ghana to adopt the Citizen Voice and Action (CVA) tool to enhance Agricultural production and fight climate change.

The CVA tool is an advocacy mechanism used to aid communities to empower themselves to influence change for community development.

Speaking at a durbar of communities at Tindongo in the Talensi District, Upper East Region, Mr Maxwell Amendi, the Food Security and Research Technical programme Manager of World Vision, said the Citizen Voice tool would help farmers understand and actively participate in the implementation of agricultural methods that would aid in fighting climate change.

Mr Amendi, said the CVA would make available Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) which comes with local farming methods to strengthen community resilience on agricultural risk.

'The World Vision is using the CVA with its CSA component to champion the course of a Climate Policy Support Project which is being funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, through the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) to meet the needs in fighting climate change in the country', he said.

The Directorate of Crop Services of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) is the leading implementing partner and coordinator of the agriculture component, other implementing partners include the Ministry of Environment Science Technology and Innovation (MESTI), World Vision International in Ghana and the Environmental Protection Agency.

The project is being implemented in four districts in the Upper East Region and its aim is to ensure good productivity in agriculture to promote food security.

Mr Paul Yao Anani, the Deputy Team Leader for the Climate support Project said the need to support the project financially was paramount since climate change had become a threat to food security in the country.

He said the project was aimed at promoting food sustainability in the agricultural sector and called on stakeholders including local government and extension service officers to support it achieve its intended goal.

Mr Hammond Bugri, the focal person for the project in the Tindongo community commended the project and said it had prepared farmers in the area to make good yields.

Mr Bugri said farmers in the area had started practicing conservation agriculture, climate smart technologies in fishery and livestock, and effective post-harvest management.

He called on other communities on the project to champion the course as it would enhance productivity in the area.

---GNA

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