The consumption of soybean can prevent and cure cancer, says the Asutifi District Director of Women in Agricultural Development (WIAD), Ms Ellen Owusu Adjei.
According to her, soybean contains ammonium acid which assists in fighting against many diseases. Soyabean also has high nutritional value for the body, she added.
Ms Adjei made the observation at a food fair organized at the end of a one-week training workshop for 32 small scale farmers from five communities in the Asutifi District at Kenyasi.
The fair, jointly organized by Action Aid Ghana, Centre for Maternal and Community Empowerment (CMCE), Asutifi Farmers Network and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), was to create market opportunities for small scale farmers.
It was also to showcase produce that could be utilized in various nutritional forms.
The participants were taken through different methods of using soybean, plantain and rabbit in food and drink preparation.
Ms Adjei noted that soybean had less saturated fat and essential ammonium acids that assisted in the fight against cancer and many other diseases.
She pointed out that most fatty foods and meat had become a great challenge to the health sector in fighting against obesity, diabetes and hypertension.
Ms Adjei said soybean rich in vitamin E was good for diabetic patients to improve on their health.
The Programme Manager of Action Aid Ghana, Ms Christian Amarchey said her outfit was collaborating with farmers to help reduce poverty among and promote access to marketing centres.
“Action Aid Ghana has been working with farmers and other stakeholders to ensure hunger free society and to ensure that opportunities are created for farmers to generate wealth and reduce poverty, “she added.
Ms Amarchey announced that Action Aid Ghana had implemented projects to support small scale farmers to increase access to and control over land, seeds and biodiversity to influence agricultural policies such as those governing trade and agricultural extension for people to realize their right to food.