Poverty Over: food and agriculture

In Ghana it is often cheaper to buy imported food such as rice or tomatoes, than to buy locally produced food. Local farmers are priced out of the market by high production costs while European or American farmers benefit from government subsidies. The Ghana Trade and Livelihoods Coalition (GTLC) is a forum of farmers that has been lobbying the government for subsidies and infrastructural support. In this film hear how Gideon Martey, a rice famer, and Abudlai Asuah, a tomato farmer, are now working their way out of poverty thanks to GTLC's successes.