Mr Bernard Opoku Marfo, the NDC Parliamentary aspirant for the Kumawu Constituency says investment in greenhouse farming would be a priority when elected into office.
This, according to him, would help farmers increase their yields and incomes while protecting the environment.
Mr Marfo, a biology tutor at the Dadaese Agriculture Senior High School, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, said his objective of going into politics was to put his knowledge at the disposal of the people to improve their livelihoods.
He said the people in the constituency, who were mostly farmers, needed new thinking and knowledge and modern farming technology to lift themselves out of poverty.
Mr Marfo, who is currently pursuing a Master’s programme in Biotechnology at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), pointed out that greenhouse farming technology was the surest way to guarantee increased yield and sustain smallholder farmers’ incomes to reduce poverty, especially in rural communities.
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