Professor Ayum Teye is calling on Ghana to set higher standards for fruits and vegetables in order to allow for more exports and decrease the necessity for imports.
He expressed worry that locally produced fruits and vegetables such as mangoes, bananas and oranges could not be sold in supermarkets in Ghana because of the lack of certification.
Prof. Ayum-Teye was speaking at a workshop on the social implementation and upscaling of the ‘Ghana Model’, targeted at enhancing the resilience of fruits and vegetables in semi-arid Ghana.
The workshop was held in Tamale and organised by 'Climate and Ecosystem Change Adaptation and Resilience' (CECAR-Africa), in collaboration with Kazuhiko Takeuchi Centre for Sustainability and Resilience (KTCSR) of the UDS.
The workshop was attended by environmental scientists, academics, civil society organisations, farmers, public officials and members from the international community.