The Brong Ahafo Regional Programme Officer of ActionAid Ghana, Yaw Osei Boateng, has called on government to intensify efforts at dealing with the damaging effects of climate change in the country.
According to him, issues about climate change have come to stay, affecting farmers, especially small holder farmers, in the country. He said it is therefore important for the government to initiate policies to save the situation.
He added that most of the small holder farmers in our rural communities are suffering as a result of climate change, which is creating more poverty among the rural women.
Yaw Osei Boateng was speaking at a stakeholders’ forum organised by ActionAid Ghana in Sunyani as part of activities marking this year’s International Women’s Day Celebration.
The programme was under the theme “Gender equality for sustainable development.”
Mr. Osei Boateng said as part of its plans to promote agro-ecology in the country, ActionAid had been educating farmers in the rural communities on how they can use the natural method of farming.
He therefore called on all and sundry to support small holder farmers in order to reduce poverty and create jobs.
The Brong Ahafo Regional Director of Department of Children, Madam Joycelyn Addi, stated that women had done a lot for this country, saying it is however sad that they are not being appreciated.
According to her, women are more vulnerable to climate change related issues and so it is important to put them at the centre of all discussions on the issue.