2023 Farmers’ Day Celebration THEME:”
Delivering Smart Solutions for Sustainable Food Security and Resilience”
The Ghana Federation of Forest & Farm Producers (GhaFFaP) has called on all actors/stakeholders within the Agricultural value chain to adopt a more integrated Climate Resilience approaches for their agricultural and food production systems. This statement was made during the 39th Ghana National Farmers Day Celebrations which was on the theme:
” Delivering Smart Solutions for Sustainable Food Security and Resilience”
In a statement signed and issued by the National President on behalf of GhaFFaP from the National Secretariat in Kumasi -Ghana, Hajia Alima Sagito-Saeed stated that the only viable alternative for sustainable Food Security and improved livelihoods for rural economies is for the country to adopt a more integrated climate Resilience approaches to our agricultural and food production systems. She added that building climate resilience in agricultural and food production systems is a collective responsibility and very crucial for sustainable development of every nation.
The GhaFFaP President mentioned that GhaFFaP as a National Federation of Forest & Farm Producer Organizations (FFPOs) is continuously adopting appropriate Climate Mitigation strategies that reduce climate stress towards promoting Regenerative Agricultural Practices such as indigenous tree planting, reduced soil tillage, crop rotation, and full organic fertilization to improve soil health and water quality. These practices will enhance resilience and reduce water use.
She further calls on the Government and other stakeholders to invest more in Climate-Resilient Agricultural Technologies by financing technologies/strategies that support climate-resilient practices and also Integrate Climate Adaptation into Policy Thinking rather than treating adaptation as an afterthought, integrate it into policy planning.
On behalf of GhaFFaP, the National President used the occasion to thank all our gallant and Hardworking farmers and all stakeholders/actors within the agricultural value chain for their immense contribution towards ensuring food security and increased productivity throughout the year. We at GhaFFaP say well done (Ayekoo) to all our farmers nationwide and beyond.
Hajia Alima Sagito-Saeed
GhaFFaP National Secretariat, Kumasi-Ghana