Government is being impressed upon to channel investments in providing irrigation systems for vegetable production in the country, in a bid to reduce the increasing prices of such commodities on the market.
[contextly_sidebar id=”FvkZhg8fWqaqVlRfI0GrFX9wNnsDucaG”]The delay in the onset of rain this year, has largely affected agricultural production as most farmers still engage in rain-fed agriculture.
Not only has crop yield been reduced marginally, the prices of vegetables including; garden eggs and okro have also increased marginally.
Existing irrigation systems are mostly to facilitate the production of cereals and grains.
But the Content Manager of Esoko Ghana, Francis Danso Adjei, believes providing vegetable farmers with an efficient irrigation system will avert the perennial increase in the price of vegetables.
He was speaking on Citi FM’s consumer focus program, Business Today.
“It is about time that we look at agriculture as a whole and look at areas where we can promote irrigation for vegetables and some other crops that we have. Because if we are undertaking irrigation for vegetables, the amount of investments that will be needed, will not be as high as the one that will be required for the cereals such as rice.” Francis Danso Adjei stated.
By: Pius Amihere Eduku/citibusinessnews.com/Ghana