Acta Scientific Agriculture

Research ArticleVolume 2 Issue 7

Food Crop Farming and the Climate in Southern Ghana

Michael Padi*

Ghana Meteorological Agency, Legon, Accra, Ghana

*Corresponding Author: Michael Padi, Ghana Meteorological Agency, Legon, Accra, Ghana.

Received: April 19, 2018; Published: June 06, 2018

Citation: Michael Padi. et al. “Food Crop Farming and the Climate in Southern Ghana". Acta Scientific Agriculture 2.7 (2018).


  The climate in southern Ghana has made it such that corn and cassava thieves very well when they are planted. They can be planted together, the cassava would be planted early just when the rains start at the beginning of the year. The major season usually has a dry spell in April but the early rains could still sustain the cassava till the end of the drought. Corn can then be planted within the young cassava sticks by the early part of May and then harvested in July to make way for the cassava to thrive alone. These two crops can be blended together to prepare ‘Banku’, a local dish which is rich in carbohydrates. Other simple-to –prepare dishes could be made from these two crops. It has become necessary for the farmer to request, and gain knowledge of the season from the Meteorological and Agro Meteorological Agencies so that they can factor the ideas into their farm planning.

Keywords: Season; Agro Meteorological; Crop Rotation; Weather; Climate

Copyright: © 2018 Ramu Bandaru. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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