Ghana: Farm Radio International, MoFA to develop Digital Agricultural Advisory Strategy and Plan
Farm Radio International and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Ghana, are collaborating to develop Digital Agricultural advisory strategy and plan to facilitate the implementation of Radio programming and the use of other digital tools like, Radio, YouTube, Facebook and WhatsApp to help reach farmers in the Savannah Region of Ghana.
Speaking exclusively to Bole based Nkilgi FM at a programme at the Savannah Regional capital Damongo to develop a Digital Advisory Service, the Deputy Director at the Extension office in Accra, Mr Francis Kwesi Kranchi, explained that his outfit was disbursed across the country to help educate the farmers on the improved agricultural formation and good agricultural practices on a more advanced digital way.
Madam Salamatu Braimah who was a key stakeholder at the program as a Gari Processing worker took a turn to appeal to politicians to help farmers cultivate more crops to be able to cater for their families.
She highlighted the menace of Fulani herdsmen who keep destroying farmers crops with their animals. She described the situation as alarming.
Madam Salamatu said anytime there was a dispute over farm crops and cattle, the farmer always suffers the most.
She pleaded with the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of West Gonja Saeed Muazu Jibril to intervene and help farmers within his jurisdiction.
Bole based Nkilgi FM which covers 5 districts of the western part of the Savannah Region was the chosen Radio station in the Savannah region of Ghana to pursue the MOFA/ FarmRadio digitalisation in Savannah region.
Farming Methodologies are expected to be run on Nkilgi FM for Farmers to benefit hugely from the new FarmRadio digitalisation.