The national food production will not be affected by army worm’s infestation, an assurance from the peasant farmers association. This comment comes on the back of resent army worm infestation of large hectare of farmed corns and government belated intervention in fighting the pest.
Although there are fears of an eminent food shortage, program officer of the peasant farmers association of Ghana Charles Kwowe Nyaaba says the current stable rainfall pattern will salvage the situation.
He added that he is optimistic the stable rainfall from all the 10 regions will equalize the effect of the army worms.
“Rainfall or access to water has a serious implications on crop yields ..if that happens, based on our predictions, we might not experience much shortage of maize”
Meanwhile the association is pressing the government to expedite the process that would see the affected farmers compensated.