Ghanaian Farmers Encouraged to Adopt Hybrid Seeds

An Executive Member of the Ghana Grains Council, Mr. Gideon Aboagye, has wooed Ghanaian farmers to accept genetically modified seeds to improve crop yield and returns. He gave the high points of such hybrid seeds as having shorter maturation period, high-yielding and being pests and disease resistant, and said these were vital to boost food security. He was speaking at a workshop held in Kumasi for stakeholders in agriculture to discuss ways of raising food production to improve the livelihood of farmers. Mr. Aboagye indicated that the farmers would experience drastic upturn in agriculture production if they used those seeds.

Susanne Nilsson


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