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A/R: OFAB engages Editors on Biotechnology in Agric

Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) has held a one-day workshop for editors in the Ashanti Region.

The goal is to bring clarity on GM technology activities in Ghana and the status of work done on GM product (PBR Cowpea) within CSIR in Ghana.

The program according to authorities would equip media practitioners to help effectively educate the general public to adopt the technology to ensure sustainable national food security and improved livelihoods of farmers.

Due to the misconception thwarting the adoption of the GMO technology, OFAB believed that the training would enable journalists to significantly influence policy decisions making on issues of agriculture through the provision of expert knowledge and facts for the consumption of the public.

As a nation we can’t only patrionise on organic farming alone and for that matter there is the need for World Health Organizations to come to develop a technology that can save us from hunger and this is why we all need to consider GMOs.

According to them one tool which is currently used to enhance biodiversity is biotechnology stressing that this technology covers varieties of techniques and applications that allow variation and enhancement in living Organisms to provide desirable products for humanity.

The scientists in their presentations provided scientific evidence to prove that Organic farming alone can’t feed the World.They are therefore advocating for Ghana to look at the indigenous products and adopt a technology to help address the current challenged agricultural sector was facing.

Nana Yaa Nyarko

Nana Yaa is a journalist with a demonstrated history of working in the broadcast media industry. Skilled in editing, social media marketing, web content creation, News writing, and Fixing. She is a communication professional with background focus on Public Relations and Marketing.

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