A team of students from the Department of Agriculture Extension and Economics is embarking on a project to sensitise the public on hygienic ways of handling agricultural produce and products.
The group known as Conscious Agriculture Builders Foundation “CAB Foundation” which is made up of students from UCC recently carried out an outreach programme at the Kotokuraba Market to educate traders of foodstuff and products.
The President of the Foundation, Mr. George Amponsah, said it was worrying that most of the youth in the country was running from agriculture. According to him “Nothing even hurts the most than the youth who are pursuing agriculture in the tertiary institutions with no plan to help grow the sector”.
Mr. Amponsah noted that “Agriculture isn't just the backbone of our country; it is the only means to a more developed Ghana”. He called on the youth to recognise the fact that they were the future of food security in the country. He indicated that “There is a growing recognition that for any impactful and sustained growth and development to be achieved, in any sphere of endeavor, there is the need to have people who are passionate about what they do”.
In order to address these concerns, Mr. Amponsah said CAB Foundation was founded with the objective to engage in agriculture and also use it as a means to improve the standard of living of people. "We are here as citizens, not spectators, so we contributed to buy these items to give to our market women after we had some interactions with them because we cannot teach them what is right without supporting them to do the right materials needed,” he noted. He appealed to the general public to support them carry out this important agenda.