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Organic Agriculture, Food Safety and Supply in Northern Ghana - CAOF’s Strategy

Agana, Gerard L. (2018) Organic Agriculture, Food Safety and Supply in Northern Ghana - CAOF’s Strategy. In: Rahmann, Gerold; Olowe, Victor Idowu; Olabiyi, Timothy Ipoola; Azim, Khalid and Olugbenga, AdeOluwa (Eds.) Ecological and Organic Agriculture Strategies for Viable Continental and National Development in the Context of the African Union's Agenda 2063. Scientific Track Proceedings of the 4th African Organic Conference. November 5-8, 2018. Saly Portudal, Senegal, pp. 93-98.

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Northern Ghana covers the three regions in the north of Ghana and parts of Northern Brong Ahafo Region and Northern Volta. It covers a large part of the Savannah vegetation of Ghana and suffers from declining soil fertility, food insecurity, climate variability and change. Organic agriculture has the potential to reverse these ills even though the advocates of conventional agriculture may disagree with this assertion. The Coalition for the Advancement of Organic Farming (CAOF) has seen organic farming as the way to tackling these challenges in a sustainable manner. CAOF has conducted various research, developed and implemented projects and has seen that this strategy is actually addressing these challenges. This paper presents CAOF’s strategy in trying to address organic agriculture, food safety and supply concerns in Northern Ghana and highlights some of the successes so far. The paper also identifies some of the challenges so far in its work in the organic agriculture sector in Northern Ghana and concludes with the way forward for the coalition.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Organic agruculture, Food safety, Northern Ghana
Subjects: Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Values, standards and certification
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2018: 4th African Organic Conference
Related Links:http://www.afronet.bio/
Deposited By: Fening, Dr Okwae Ken
ID Code:33494
Deposited On:26 Sep 2019 06:51
Last Modified:26 Sep 2019 06:51
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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