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CKT-UTAS empowers agricultural sector with technology and sustainability education

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The C.K. Tedam University for Technology and Applied Sciences (CKT-UTAS) in Navrongo has taken proactive measures in an effort to enhance productivity and drive innovation within the agricultural sector.

The tertiary institution has introduced specialized courses aimed at educating residents and potential farmers on the integration of new technologies into agricultural practices. Additionally, CKT-UTAS is actively promoting the adoption of climate-smart and sustainable farming methods, contributing to the region’s agricultural transformation.

Recognizing the need for continuous advancement in agriculture, CKT-UTAS has implemented programs tailored to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the ever-evolving agricultural landscape. By introducing courses focused on agricultural technology, the university aims to empower local farmers to leverage cutting-edge tools and techniques to maximise productivity and efficiency.

The institution’s emphasis on climate-smart and sustainable agriculture is particularly crucial at a time when climate change poses significant challenges to farming communities. CKT-UTAS has restated its commitment to raising awareness about environmentally friendly farming practices that mitigate the impact of climate change while ensuring long-term agricultural sustainability. By promoting responsible land use, efficient resource management, and the adoption of resilient crop varieties, the university strives to create a resilient and productive agricultural sector.

A lecturer with the Department of Crop Science and Biotechnology, Dr. Thomas Attairbo made these statements when he spoke to Mark Smith on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show. 

“At the department, we are looking at the gap between those of us in this region and the southern sector. Looking at the number of students that move from this place and go to the southern sector just to have further education in agriculture, that is why the school has decided to go into crop science and biotechnology. What we are doing is bringing up students who can go into the job market and do well. We want to educate youth who can go into the farming sector and do very well, better than the aged farmers we already have, so that we can improve our food security in our region and the nation as a whole. We already know that crop science is established in Ghana, but what we are doing is coming in with biotechnology; modern methods of farming. We are trying to bring up students who can incorporate this into the farming system,” he explained. 

Through community engagement initiatives, CKT-UTAS is reaching out to residents and potential farmers, actively sharing knowledge and providing training opportunities. By disseminating information on technological advancements and sustainable farming methods, the university seeks to create a knowledgeable and skilled workforce that can drive agricultural growth and innovation in the region.

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana

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