Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Photo of the week, August 10th

The plains of Iowa and Missouri in the Mid-West of the USA show clearly how contiguous farmland can be put to excellent use. Fields of perfectly planted maize, healthy and homogeneous in appearance stretch as far as the eye can see in all directions, despite some harsh conditions. Often fields of hundreds of acres are tended by a sole farmer using appropriate technology. Ghana also has vast lands, and potential to develop similar solutions. If the answer was a political one, or one of headline declarations, it would have been established by now. Therefore the answer must lie in how the people approach the use of their land for the common good - and that should be backed by long term policies and access to suitable technical skills - all possible, just a question of when... Photo P. Nyekodzi

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