Tue, May

planting for food and jobs

  • According to President Akufo-Addo, since assuming office, his government has left no one in doubt about the importance of agriculture as one of the cogs for accelerating economic growth.

    President Akufo-Addo says evidence abounds that the agricultural sector is receiving unprecedented support through massive investment aimed at transforming and modernising the sector.

  • Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation works to harness high-impact agricultural technologies to boost crop output and create viable opportunities for workers and entrepreneurs

    "If we must satisfy Africa's food security with our growing population, then there must be high commercialization of agriculture. That is modern farming." - Ayotomiwa Yinka Ogunsua, poultry farmer

  • Despite the plethora of policies in Ghana’s food and agricultural sector, the country cannot be deemed to be food secure. Perhaps, ...

    Written By Marcellinus Essah - Why does Ghana continue to rely on grants to support its agriculture and food sector? Has Ghana learnt lessons from past foreign interventions? I want to believe that Ghana has learnt lessons from past agriculture and food policies modelled on the neoliberal logic of food production.

  • The crux of the matter is, which entity takes delivery of the fertilizers from the national level? Who are those in charge of those entities?

    Written By Alex Blege - In 2017, President Akufo-Addo together with the Minister for Agriculture, Dr. Afriyie Akoto launched the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJs) so as to create the opportunity to boost food production for consumption and export. This initiative involves the provision of support services in the form of seeds and fertilizer to farmers. In spite of the challenges that bedeviled the farming season that year, it was reported that there was bumper harvest and the excess were exported to neighboring countries.

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