The farmers believe that this is one of the sure ways of enhancing agricultural produce, food security and poverty alleviation in the zone. Farmers in the Savannah Ecological Zone are demanding for one irrigation dam per farming community to boost irrigation farming in the country. The farmers believe that this is one of the sure ways of enhancing agricultural produce, food security and poverty alleviation in the zone.
Ghana’s agricultural sector is still very dependent on rainfall and general weather patterns. The consequence, however, is that in years when rainfall patterns have not been favourable, food production is drastically hampered.
The farmers made the call at a one-day regional consultative forum organized by the Coalition of Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (CSADA), a group of Civil Society Organizations in Tamale, in partnership with the Northern Patriots in Research and Advocacy (NORPRA) and the Concerned Citizens Association of Tamale (CCAT).
“A low hanging fruits plan to address immediate needs in terms of extreme poverty reduction, social development and protection, the environment and infrastructure gaps among others has been put in place,” he said.
He stressed that management has developed a policy and research plan aimed at addressing policy incentives for investments, growth, jobs, skills, regional trade and incomes.