CSIR-Soil Research Institute (SRI) in collaboration with AFRICA RICE- CIPA, has given hope to rice farmers in the Ahafo Ano South-East District ways of improving their yields after a successful evaluation of newly introduced Rice varieties supplied to them under the AFRICA RICE-CIPA Project.
Dr Eric Owusu Adjei, a Senior Research Scientist at the Soil Research Institute (CSIR-SRI) interacted with over One Hundred rice farmers at a stakeholder workshop at Adugyama.
Lack of incentives and mechanical inputs for modern farming are some of the contributing factors discouraging the youth from going into farming in Ghana, he said.
He, therefore, called on the government to put some enticing measures in place for the youth to enter into farming to ensure food security in the country.
Mr Adu Tawiah, the chairman of the District Rice Farmers Association, also commended officials of Soil Research Institute (SRI) for their efforts in the past years in ensuring Rice increase in the area.