Executive Director of the Peasant Farmers Association, Charles Nyaaba:

‘Tomato industry in Ghana has collapsed’

Executive Director of the Peasant Farmers Association, Charles Nyaaba, claimed that Ghana's tomato industry has collapsed. He attributed the collapse to the lack of government attention towards the local production of this crop and the agricultural sector as a whole.

In an interview on Wednesday the 20th of July, Charles Nyaaba stated that most staple foods are imported, hence the reason for the precarious state of the economy. "Our tomato industry in Ghana has collapsed because they don't pay attention to our local production. They then go to Burkina Faso," he said. "Most of our staple foods are imported. The figures we are seeing now are likely to continue," Charles Nyaaba added.

Meanwhile, in March this year, farmers projected food shortages in the country. According to the Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana, consumers should purchase food items like maize, rice, and millet, among others, in bulk and store them because food prices are going to escalate.

Source: ghanaweb.com

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