Alhaji Amin Amidu Sulemana, the Upper West Regional Minister, has said there is the need to develop an appropriate curriculum to link education to farming for children to appreciate the importance of farming.
He said there is a gap between education and farming; and educated youth tend to shy away from farming simply because they have gone to school.
“Farming pays more than any other job but today, the youth shy away from it because they have not properly understood the concept of farming very well,” he said.
Alhaji Sulemana said this at the First Upper West Food Day held at Jirapa in the Jirapa District of the Upper West Region.
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) and Yara, an agro input organization jointly organized the Day to coincide with the 71st World Food Day Celebration.
Alhaji Sulemana called on stakeholders to pool resources to support farmers and livestock producers to help increase their scales for production to meet the growing demand for food and meat.
He said the designation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13 which was aimed at taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impact was a clear demonstration of the global commitment to dealing with climate change and its impact.
He said government had developed and launched a National Climate Change Policy (NCCP) and had started its implementation across the entire country to address the teething challenges of climate change in all sectors of the economy.