Conservation Alliance in collaboration with Rainforest Alliance, CODAPEC and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has held a partnership workshop on highly hazardous pesticides use in Ghana’s cocoa production sector.
Conservation Alliance (CA) is a non governmental organization (NGO) who’s focused on enhancing livelihoods and building capacities to conserve Africa’s biodiversity, we work with government,community groups, partners and others to ensure that best practices are followed in the use of natural resources. CA has been instrumental in Ghana’s High Forest Zones especially in the cocoa landscapes from the year 1998 with the mission of being a catalyst for biodiversity conservation and improved socio economic conditions of fringe communities.
This workshop, organized yesterday, November 24, 2020 at Errata Hotel is to share insight into research findings on what has been implemented over the past three years and also give room for strategic stakeholders to provide the legal framework guiding HHPs in Ghana and the discussion is to explore ways to scale the successes and lessons of this project
Speaking at the program, Professor Alfred Oteng Yeboah expressed delight to join the leaning workshop on highly hazardous pesticides use in Ghana’s cocoa and Agricultural landscape. He stated that pesticides use in Ghana has been an issue of great concern and hope the workshop will bring great solution to as all.
According to him, study has shown that these farmers poorly handled pesticides and this affects biodiversity in risk to women and children as well as the general environmental wellbeing
He further called on government to tighten pesticides approval processes in Ghana to phase out harmful pesticides and also clamp down on the influx of unapproved pesticides in the markets.