A training workshop aimed at enhancing the knowledge of media practitioners on climate change has been held for selected media practitioners from across the Upper West, North- East and Savannah Regions of the northern part of Ghana.
The one- day workshop was organised by Resilience Against Climate Change (REACH) under the European Union Ghana Agriculture program (EUGAP).
The workshop which was graced by media personnel’s from the Savannah, Upper- West and North-East regions were taken through climate issues and the current interventions taken by REACH in climate change.
In a welcome address, the deputy project manager for the EUREACH project Mr Simon Kunyagna said the program is to build a rappor between REACH and the media to keep their ordains especially the donor agencies to be abreast of the activities of REACH.
He said the REACH primarily focus on tackling the consequences of climate change to rural folks in the Northern ecological area.
He said that since 2019 the organization has taken a lot of series of program to improve the local economy training 1800 farming in rural communities to promote proper farming practices.
35 extension officers were trained on conservation agriculture and agro forestry to work with farmers to adopt the practices at community and household level
The project has procured 4 tractors, 5 nimatic planters 11 rippers and 20 jack planters to promote mechanise conservation agriculture.
He said a consolidated conservation agricultural manual has being developed for various agricultural institutes and very soon Damongo Agric college will rain a course on conservation agriculture.
Mr Simon also said that the Bagle agriculture research will practice conservation agriculture.
He said another focus of the REACH program is accurate data for local government development planning as a result Ghc 3 million was invested in ICT equipment for data collection, storage and sharing in the 14 operational districts this seeks to ensure searchable accurate data at a centralise points as we as relevant report and document by the assemblies.
To realize the effective utilization of these IT infrastructure 90 members of the district and municipal climate coordinating unit of the assembly are continuously train sharpen their human resources capacity to handle the infrastructure.
He called on all stakeholders to support im the realization of the REACH project.
The Project Officer describe the meeting as the genesis of the rapor between EUGAP REACH program and media practitioners.
The EUGAP is a operating in 14 Districts with 11 Districts in the upper West, STK and North Gonja in Savannah and Manprugu Mogduri in the North-East Regions.