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Regional News Fri, 28 Mar 2008

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Food Security workshop opens in Techiman

Techiman (B/A), March 28, GNA - A two-day workshop aimed at ensuring food security by enhancing the capacity of a network of producers in the Techiman area opened on Thursday in Techiman. The workshop, organized by the Techiman Municipal Food Security Network and Abrono Organic Farming Project (ABOFAP) with support from Care International, was being attended by over 25 participants, including representatives of the Municipal Assembly and Community Based Organisations.

Opening it, Nana Kwao Adams, Twafohene of Oforikrom and Executive Director of ABOFAP, said the workshop was to provide a platform to build a relationship among farming groups to ensure food security in the country's bread basket.

Nana Adams said it was necessary to ensure food sustainability without compromising on the environmental realities. Dr Francis Bacho, Head of Planning, University of Development Studies, underscored the need for effective planning to ensure organizational sustainability.

He asked participants to become agents of change and help to promote food security in the country.

Nana Owusu Gyare II, Akwamuhene of the Techiman Traditional Area and Chairman of the Municipal Food Security Network, noted that food security had become an important area of concern to government and the international community and urged the participants to take the workshop seriously.

Among the wide range of topics to be discussed were strategic management, opportunities and threats to food security in the municipality.

Source: GNA

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