Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) has embarked on a covid -19 education nation wide to help small scale farmers in the country to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country.
In the Upper West Region, the focal person for PFAG Salifu Amadu said farmers who are engage in group or communal farming must demarcate portions of the farm among one another in a top/down or zigzag approach to observe social distance.
He said the butter trade form of farming must be practice in a way that farmers will still observe the necessary covid -19 protocols, adding that farmers must not eat or shear drinking water.
Mr. Salifu added that “Government have to extend the stimulus pack to peasant farmers as they suffer low patronage for their produce. Due to coronavirus there are no markets to sell farmer produce neither are there appropriate warehouses to store the produce, so most of them rot at homes”.
On her part, Fatima Saansung admonishes farmers not to share farm tools, adding that all farmers should get their individual farm tools to help curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus. She urged follow farmers to observe the WHO approved protocols in discharge of their duties.
They used the opportunity to call on the general public to pretronise and eat Ghanaian produced especially “unity women rice” produce in the Upper West Region with state of the art machines.
The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG), is the apex Farmer-Based Non-Governmental Organization in Ghana with the mandate to advocate for pro poor agriculture and trade policies and other issues that affects the livelihood of farmers.