Maintaining Ancient African Culture: Abrono Organic Farming Project vows to protect the Traditional Planting Materials
Abrono Organic Farming Project (ABOFAP), an NGO in Forikrom, Techiman Municipality of the Bono East Region, has assured African future generations that it will so all it can preserve the traditional farming materials for them.
The aim is to keep the traditional seedlings which withstand all weather conditions and climate change as compared to the genetically modified planting materials.
The Executive Director of Abrono Organic Farming Project (ABOFAP) who doubles as the Twafohene of the Forikrom traditional council, Nana Kwaw Adams, made this known at a fruit and seeds exhibition to assure future generations of better seedlings which will be needed for the production of crops with higher nutrient content. This according to him will influence African generations with a long and prosperous life.
According to Nana, some seedlings from the ancient African history are gradually getting out of the African continent which he emphasized that their organization will not watch to seeing it happens. He added that such crops from the traditional seedlings are used for both food, medicinal, and economical purposes and need to be protected.
Nana also indicated that imported foreign seedlings do not support a healthy living hence they will protect water bodies, farmlands, forest reserves to have control over seedlings meant for the African Continent.
Meanwhile, the unit head for the department of social welfare and community development in the Techiman municipality, Mrs. Nana Yaa Pomaa Asante, stressed that exotic foods which the youth embrace today like fried rice with chicken and other foreign foods are only meant for our future doom
She, however, tasked farmers to get back to the traditional methods of farming to enhance production and prolong the lifespan of the African populace.