In Ghana, Approximately 12 million metric tons of food is wasted per year that is produced for consumption.
Different stages of food production, processing, retailing and consumption are the multiple causes of this food wastage or losses.
Dr. John Odame-Darkaw, the Deputy Chief Executive of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) told at a forum organized by the FDA in Accra to create consciousness of the need to adopt healthy practices to ensure food security.
This opportunity brought together the stakeholders, including traditional caterers associations, hotel operators, women in agricultural development, sanitation officers, among others.
The theme of the conference was “Social Protection and Agriculture: Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty — the Role of Food Security.”
Moreover Dr. Darkaw said that there was a connection between food security and good health, which went a long way to break the poverty cycle.
Dr. Charles Tortoe, the Principal Research Scientist at the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) – Food Research Institute (FRI) stressed on the need for public education, value addition, enforcement of laws and by-laws against adulteration of food, training programs for stakeholders, as the way forward to ensure food security.
In association with the University of Copenhagen and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Dr Tortoe told that they had get on Street Food Ghana Project aimed at generating research-based knowledge to support the development of small businesses in the urban street food vending sector in the country.
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