Effects of Climate Change On Farming

Stunted in growth but spots some another flowering at the top of the maize plant. Flowering means fruits must stick out from the plant stock, but not these ones.

The about 4 acre maize farm had suffered from a weird growth rate. The result is that there are no corns on the plants after five months on the field.

The owner of the farm, 27-year old David Asiamah also owns over 5,000 birds in his farm at Soko in the Offinso Municipality.

David in 2015 spent over 14,000 Ghana Cedis on feeding the birds alone. This nearly caused him his business. From them on, he resolved to cultivate maize on his 4 acre land to save him from the huge cost of feeding every year.

After months of investing time and resources in the farm, he was amazed with the fruit of his labour-half grown plant with no corns on them.

"We watered it and did all that we must do to this plant. We planted on time so I am surprised at what has happened". The worried young farmer said.

But the story is different at Amanchia, a farming community in the Atwima Nwabiagya District of the Ashanti region where maize farmers have succeeded against the odds of the weather.

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Simon Blackley

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