Agriculture In Ghana Essay

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SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE THROUGH TECHNOLOGY FOR GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA WITH GHANA IN PERSPECTIVE INTRODUCTION 1. Agriculture as “The Science or practice of farming” (Oxford Dictionary, 5th Edition). Indeed, agriculture encompasses cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food and other products. About two third of Ghana’s population resides in rural areas and depend on agriculture for their livelihood. The sector provides raw materials to the industrial sector and is an important source of demand for its products. The indispensable role that agriculture plays in the world as a whole cannot be downplayed. Experience shows that periods of high/low agricultural growth have generally coincided with periods of robust/poor performance of national economies. In recent times, agriculture has experienced a paradigm shift from just using simple technology to a more sophisticated-based farming. 2. The most recent technology in agriculture is the introduction of genetically engineered (GE) or genetically modified (GM) products into the system that has stirred wide range of controversies especially in Gha. Genetic Modification is the process by which an organism's…show more content…
Basic education is critical for small farmers who need to adopt new technologies, seeds and crops. While Ghana has made major strides in recent years in expanding gross enrolments in primary education, there remains a major unfinished agenda here, relating to the quality of education, the need for a focus on vocational training as an integral part of the education system, the relative neglect of secondary education and programs of adult literacy that will help current farmers to absorb new methods of agriculture. The single most important recent lesson on the quality of education is that involving local government. Education about modern agricultural techniques has proven to have limited success in areas where subsistence farming is
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