CropLife Ghana Urges Farmers to Purchase Fertilizers, other products from its Member Companies Managers of CropLife Ghana has urged farmers and the general public to use the company's recommended products in their year round farming activities for a bumper harvest and nutritious food. According to them, the ideal method to enhance and increase production is for farmers to have access to quality fertilizers and pesticides during farming. “To achieve this, CropLife Ghana, together with its member companies namely RMG Ghana Ltd, Jubaili Agrotec, Afcott Ghana Ltd, Reiss&Co, Bentronics Agro, Kumark Agro, Candel, Yara, Overseas Warehouse Ghana Ltd, Wynca Sunshine, BAS-F, Adama West Africa, Bon Agro, Corteva, Rainbow Agrisciences, Chemico, Agrohao, Agrocrown, Calli Ghana, Bayer, Dizengoff, Crop Doctor and Solevo actively develops and promotes stewardship programs for farmers across the country”, the Programs Manager of CropLife Ghana, Mr. Kadiri Rashad said in a press statement copied to the media. According to him, the stewardship is a lifecycle approach to ensure safe production, storage, transportation, planting nutrition products and the proper way of disposing waste. Mr. Kadiri mentioned that their approved fertilizer and pesticides help farmers to produce safe, quality foods at affordable prices and as well provide abundance of nutritious, all-year round foods which are necessary for human health. He further assured CropLife Ghana interest in promoting food security and increase the livelihoods of farmers in the country. Read the full Press Statement Below. BUY QUALITY AND AFFORDABLE PESTIICDES AND FERTILIZERS FROM CROPLIFE GHANA MEMBER COMPANIES The use of crop protection, plant nutrition and biotechnology products are essential for maintaining and increasing agricultural productivity and improving farmer livelihoods in Ghana. According to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, the agriculture sector remains a key driver of Ghana’s economy, employing over 38.3% of the total workforce and accounting for approximately 20% of National GDP over the past six (6) years. Agriculture has intensified in Ghana, a trend linked to population growth, urbanization and increased market integration. At the same time, pest and disease pressure on crops has also increased. Pesticides and fertilizers are very important. They help farmers grow more food on less land by protecting crops from pests, diseases and weeds as well as raising productivity per hectare. The safe and responsible use of pesticides and fertilizers ensures minimum risk to human health and the environment. To achieve this, CropLife Ghana, together with its member companies namely RMG Ghana Ltd, Jubaili Agrotec, Afcott Ghana Ltd, Reiss&Co, Bentronics Agro, Kumark Agro, Candel, Yara, Overseas Warehouse Ghana Ltd, Wynca Sunshine, BAS-F, Adama West Africa, Bon Agro, Corteva, Rainbow Agrisciences, Chemico, Agrohao, Agrocrown, Calli Ghana, Bayer, Dizengoff, Crop Doctor and Solevo actively develops and promotes stewardship programs for farmers across the country. Stewardship is a lifecycle approach to product management to ensure safe production, transportation, storage, handling and application and use of the crop protection and plant nutrition products, as well as the proper disposal of waste. It maximizes the benefits and minimizes any risk from product use. Pesticides and fertilizers enable farmers to produce safe, quality foods at affordable prices. They also help farmers provide an abundance of nutritious, all-year-round foods, which are necessary for human health. Fruits and vegetables, which provide essential nutrients, are more abundant and affordable. Grains, milk and proteins, which are vital to childhood development, are more widely available because of lower costs to produce food and animal feed. CropLife Ghana is therefore urging all farmers and the general public to buy genuine , quality and affordable pesticides and fertilizers from its member companies as we seek to promote food security and increased livelihoods of farmers. Signed Mr. Kadiri Rashad, Programs Manager, CropLife Ghana Source: Thenorthernweb.com