The Director of the Animal Research Institute under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-ARI), Prof. Emmanuel K. Adu, has decried the importation of meat products into Ghana arguing that the phenomenon is crippling the activities of local producers
He said it was unfortunate that Ghana which used to depend on locally produced meat from producers such as Afariwaa Farms, Darko Farms
“Ghana has been importing meat from other parts of the world. We are bringing meat from Argentina, Brazil
Prof. Adu indicated that the big challenge for the livestock industry in Ghana was how to produce to meet demand and become competitive.
Addressing the challenges through research
The need to find alternative protein feed sources that are healthy on the livestock, environmentally sustainable, affordable and readily available are prominent in the findings.
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Prof. Adu said it was important for researchers to ensure that their works were not stuck on shelves but reach the end-users to help address their challenges and make it easier for adoption.
“It is high time we rose as scientists to address it or else, we become irrelevant. The Agriculture Research Institute (ARI) is making itself more relevant to you by addressing issues that confront our livestock farmers- bringing innovations, making production more efficient than we have seen,” he gave an assurance.
Based on the above, the
The Alternative protein feed sources social learning theme promotes discussions and information sharing around the need for intensification practices that are more environmentally friendly and sustainable. — GB