Climate change networking necessary for Africa - NGO
7 March 2012
Business Ghana - March 6, 2012
Madam Jasqueline Nnam, Knowledge Sharing Officer of Africa Adapt (AA), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) has called on stakeholders to come together to share ideas on climate change to reduce its havoc on the people.
Madam Nnam made the call at "Meet and Greet", an interactive forum for knowledge sharing with NGOs, farmers and researchers to promote climate change networking in Ghana organised by AA.
She said the programme was also to promote networking among climate change practitioners on rain water harvesting, facility and soil formations and flood conditions.
Dr Dilys MacCarthy, a scientist at the Soil and Irrigation Research Centre of the University of Ghana, noted that water catchment and storage systems are important to farmers.
She said most farmers in Ghana rely on rainfall for water and that the pattern and quantities are becoming irregular, hence the need for them to learn technologies and practices which can be used in adaptation to climate change.