A German organisation spends three million euros to help Ghana’s agriculture sector

A German organisation is pouring three million euros to help Ghana’s agriculture sector to adapt to climate change and save the West African country’s biggest employer from collapse.

The financial support from the Energy and Climate Fund (ECF) of the German Technical Development Cooperation (GTDC) will be targeted at regions mostly affected by veld fires.

The ECF project seeks to reverse the devastating effects of climate change and improve agricultural yields in the northern part of the country.

The project known as Adaptation of Agricultural Ecosystem to Climate Change (AAESCC) will be implemented within five and half years under the country’s Food and Agricultural Ministry in the savannah and transition zones in the north.

Farming communities in Brong Ahafo and Northern Regions will benefit from the project.

Speaking at the launch of the project, Dr. Ernst Mill the AAESCC project advisor noted  that the initiative would reduce incidents of poor harvests linked to changes in climate.

He said lessons from the project would be used to formulate an agriculture sector policy that will help farmers adapt their land use patterns to climate change.

The distribution of rainfall is the single most important factor affecting agriculture.

Total rainfall amounts are projected to fall, which will impact crop production and the livelihoods of many people in rural areas.

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