August 23, 2017

Chairman of the Food, Agriculture and Cocoa Affairs of Parliament and Member of Parliament for Nsuta-Kwamang Beposo, Kwame Asafu-Adjei has urged the Ministry of Food and Agriculture to endevour to bring agro-chemicals and other farm inputs closer to farmers.

This, he said, will help in fighting the devastating effects of the fall-army worm that has destroyed farm produce.

The MP urged government to act as a matter of urgency and stated that the extent of damage by the armyworm invasion was not anticipated.

This came to light when Parliament Select Committee on Food, Agriculture and Cocoa Affairs tours army worm infested communities in the Brong Ahafo and Central regions.

Over 13,000 farms have been affected by army worms destroying food crops.

By Christian Kpesese/