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Soil Scientist Asks Government of Ghana to Prioritize Irrigation

A soil scientist has called for aggressive promotion of simple water harvesting techniques for all year round farming, to aid the success of the “Planting for food and jobs” programme.

Dr. Francis Tetteh, Head of the Soil Research Institute’s (SRI) Analytical Services Laboratory, said this was the way forward, in the face of erratic and increasingly unpredictable rainfall pattern, resulting from the climate change.

He indicated that it was important, interventions were put in place to prevent crop losses and failure, he added.

Making the call through the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Kumasi, he made reference to the “Asian Green Revolution” and said it became successful largely because of investment made – to store water for the farms.

Lance Cheung/USDA

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