Poultry farmers in Ghana's Brong-Ahafo region have asked the government to provide corn at lower prices to prevent their businesses from collapsing.

According to Nana Asamoah Sebreku, chairman of the Dormaa Poultry Farmers Association, the poultry industry is a major source of employment for the area. The situation, he said, has triggered panic buying among consumers.

In mid-May, Ghana's poultry industry called for the government to provide a buffer stock of yellow corn to help combat rising feed prices.