ABSTRACT

Charles works at the Ghanaian Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), which is responsible for delivering agricultural extension services, such as bringing new research and technology to farmers. Charles explains that one solution to the problem of flooding is to cultivate new varieties of seeds, such as early maturing crops that can be harvested before the flooding usually occurs. MOFA and the farmers are working together to develop new seed varieties that mature early, have higher yields and nutritional value, thus obtaining better market prices. The flooding is destructive, but also leads to new research and development. Problems and opportunities thus keep taking new forms and shapes, in this case the problems and opportunities led to technological solutions in the shape of cobs of millet and corn. The assemblyman Joseph has experienced many changes in his surrounding environment that cause new problems in need of new solutions.