Stakeholders in the northern region have called for the inclusion of voices from small holder farmers especially women in the national discourse on farming.

Stakeholders believe the inputs of small holder farmers and other marginalised groups such as women, will not only address poverty in rural Ghana, but boost food security across the country.

The stakeholders were reviewing the ‘Farmers Manifesto’, a policy document formulated in 2012 to address widespread challenges facing farmers across the country.

The forum was organised by the Savannah Women Integrated Development Agency (SWIDA) in collaboration with SEND Ghana under the Northern Ghana Governance Activity.

The Executive Director of the SWIDA, Alima Sagito, said although there has been significant improvement in the condition of the small holder farmer in recent times, a lot remains to be done to enable them contribute more meaningfully to the development of the nation.

She called for more attention to female small holder farmers to unleash their full potential.

Murtala Issah

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