04.04.2011 29.Adar ll, 5771
African native plans to use knowledge she gained here to improve farming standards in her homeland.
For PhD student Kwansimah Quansah, Israel is the ideal place to hone her agricultural skills so that she might return to her home country of Ghana with the knowledge that she needs to have a significant impact on improving local farming techniques.
“In Ghana, people think of agriculture and they think of the rural areas,” said Quansah, who grew up in Ghana’s capital city, Accra. “Most people are still using cutlasses for agriculture in Ghana. Not everyone can afford big machinery for plowing, so people still use animals for plowing, and it’s a problem. We have all this land – we can grow and feed ourselves, but we import a lot of things from different countries….