Crop Scientists at the College of Cape Coast are proposing a fruit eating coverage for the place to strengthen the immune technique of Ghanaians.
President Akufo-Addo in his modern address to the country requested Ghanaians to take in far more fruits and vegetables that will strengthen their immune method.
The Section of Crop Science at the University of Cape Coast has so designed a fruit working day calendar that could manual the state to employ this kind of a plan.
A lecturer at the Division of Crop Science, Dr. Frank Kwakucher Ackah states the proposal, a fruit day calendar, will seek to boost the usage of at least one particular fruit a day to enhance the immune technique of Ghanaians in this COVID-19 era and also persuade farmers to mature more fruits.
He argues that aside from people adhering to the suitable preventative steps, particularly hand hygiene and proper social distancing, the appropriate protection mechanism to let the entire body to continue to be potent is incredibly pertinent.
“Our intake of fruits in Ghana is pretty low and this is not excellent for our immune process. We need to build a acutely aware effort to eat at the very least a person fruit a working day,” he claimed.
Dr. Ackah intimates, for occasion, that the place could have a mango day, a pineapple day, an orange day, a watermelon working day in each and every day of the week, going by the fruit calendar.
The crop scientist even further describes that apart from the fruit calendar aiding enhance the immune program, the plan, if accepted will encourage farmers to stay in enterprise.
“Many farmers in the Central Region have stopped cultivating fruit crops because they don’t have industry for their create.
It is not uncommon to see fruits on the shoulders of farmers on the road begging for customers but this coverage will persuade them to go again into fruit crop generation,” he spelled out.