April 22, 2017
Over 100 people gathered on April 22 at the Afia Village in Accra, Ghana, to celebrate Earth Day and join in the global March for Science campaign.
OFAB Ghana used the opportunity to send messages on agricultural biotechnology as a science that can offer solutions to agricultural challenges.
Among activities planned for the day were teach-ins focusing on what can be done to preserve the environment, the need for science to be at the forefront of national development and ways to encourage more women to venture into science and technology.
The day also saw presentations being made on a number of environmental and science-related topics, including how peasant farmers are struggling because of changed rainfall patterns over the years and the destruction that illegal mining activities are doing to the environment, among others.