All over the world, especially in developed countries, farmers and consumers are forming communities that revolve around food grown locally, yet in Africa, traditional or local agriculture is not given the full recognition it deserves, to promote the survival of the local farmer and also to sustain the economy.
Food has always played a fundamental role in human life; therefore, it doesn’t make sense at all for a country like Ghana, that agriculture plays an important role in its economic development, to import rice, while there are experienced farmers able to produce rice to meet the demand for local consumption.
Worldwide, food is no longer seen as a source of sustenance but as an integral part of a complex system in which nature and economy coexist. Thus; investment in agriculture is widely recognized as crucial for economic growth, poverty reduction, and improved food and nutrition security.
There are many important reasons Ghanaians must support the government to promote local consumption foods in the country. The less food has to travel to reach the store and our tables, the better it is for the environment.
Let’s think about the quantity of polluting emissions released by the transport of food products on planes, trucks, and ships. We can, therefore, contribute to the reduction of pollution by choosing more often the local and organic food grown by our trusted farmers.
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