Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Photo of the week June 20th, 2012

As our rural populations grow, they seek to increase their agricultural footprint. In many parts of the Eastern Region, especially along the Akwapim-Togo ridge, there is an increase in hill farming activities. Clearing and planting large areas on these slopes is often the only place they can access to increase their yields. Farming on these slopes has both benefits and risks. Sadly, there seems to be little advice given regarding the erosion risks and future dangers to the soil potential as well as risks to those undertaking farming under such circumstances. Photo Courtesy of Medicine on the Move

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