Crop Researchers at the College of Cape Coast (UCC) are proposing a fruit-taking in policy for the region to boost the immune program of Ghanaians.
President Akufo-Addo in his current tackle to the nation asked Ghanaians to consume much more fruits and greens that will improve their immune method.
The Office of Crop Science at the College has hence produced a fruit working day calendar that could tutorial the country to put into practice these kinds of a coverage.
A lecturer at the Office of Crop Science, Dr Frank Kwakucher Ackah says the proposal, a fruit day calendar, will seek out to endorse the consumption of at least a person fruit a working day to increase the immune program of Ghanaians in this COVID-19 period and also stimulate farmers to improve much more fruits.
He argues that aside from individuals adhering to the ideal preventative actions, particularly hand cleanliness and acceptable social distancing, the appropriate defense system to allow for the overall body to continue to be robust is extremely pertinent.
“Our usage of fruits in Ghana is extremely low and this is not great for our immune method. We need to have to build a mindful energy to consume at the very least a single fruit a day,” he averred.
Dr Ackah intimates, for occasion, that the nation could have a mango working day, a pineapple working day, an orange working day, a watermelon day in every day of the week, going by the fruit calendar.
The crop scientist further points out that apart from the fruit calendar supporting strengthen the immune system, the coverage, if accepted will inspire farmers to stay in company.
“Many farmers in the Central Location have stopped cultivating fruit crops because they never have industry for their create.
“It is not uncommon to see fruits on the shoulders of the highway begging for purchasers but this coverage will inspire them to go back into fruit crop generation,” he discussed.