Ghanaian Peasant Farmers Warn The General Public Of Possible Food Shortage

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“Consumers should purchase food staples like maize, rice, millet, and others and stockpile them because prices go up,” the Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana advises.

Dr. Charles Nyaaba, the Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana’s Head of Programmes and Advocacy, gave the suggestion in an interview on 3FM’s Sunrise on Monday, March 14.

Dr. Nyaaba was discussing the rising cost of life and price increases in the country, particularly in the area of fuel.

“Those consumers who can buy and stock for 2023 and beyond should start doing so. I will advise them to buy things like maize, rice, millet; the prices are going to escalate because we are not getting fertilizer.”

Dr. Nyaaba said “increase in fuel prices have increased the cost of tractor services, while prices of other inputs have gone up”.

“Ghana should find a way to increase budget allocation to fertilizer subsidies. Things are hard now but if they can afford, they should buy and stock.”

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