A Lecturer at the University of Ghana –Legon Department of Agriculture DR Irene S. Egyir has urged government to come up with solid policies to support the Agriculture sector to produce more food for future occurrence.
Dr. Irene in an interview with Rite fm’s news on the forecast made by American Experts that, by 2050 there will be food shortage in the world, said the District Assemblies should enact laws that will protect lands meant for Agriculture purpose from being taken over by illegal gold miners, estate developers and other activities.
She further stated that, the government should support Agriculture Science Technology and Innovation system in Ghana to equip the industry players in the agriculture sector to developed more ideas to increase production.
She noted that, the fertilizer subsidy programme should be enhanced for the grass root farmers to increase their scale of production.
Meanwhile, the Youth Organiser for Ghana National Association Farmers and Fishermen (GNAFF), Nana Opambour Bonsu Boateng has added that 2050 as projected by the S experts is too far a prediction because Ghana will be experiencing food shortage as near as 2020.
Supporting his claims, Nana Opambour stated that almost all the lands meant for agriculture development have been taken over by estate developers and galamsey operators while authorities look on without any concern because of the booties they enjoy at the expense of national development.