Science advocates are finding their voices in Ghana, marking a new dawn in a conservative society that is slow to change and signalling a profound shift in the conversation about GMO food crops.
As a member of the African diaspora, I feel it is my duty to stay informed on what’s happening on the continent, as well as to contribute to its development. Therefore, I was thrilled when invited to teach a short course on scientific writing at the West African Center for Crop Improvement (WACCI) this past January in Legon, Ghana. Known as a the “Gateway to Africa,” Ghana has always been seen as an example of Africa’s forward momentum towards economic growth and human development and it is only natural that this proud nation would want to lead in the agricultural sector as well.
Biotechnology can help Ghana improve its agricultural productivity, achieve food security and reduce childhood malnutrition, say members of Alliance for Science Ghana in an open letter to their president.
The problem of sea level rise has been persistent in many parts of coastal Ghana for decades. Various communities including my hometown – Keta, in the Volta Region of Ghana – have been devastated