- Minister of Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto says the NPP government has improved productivity in the Agric sector
- He noted that there is bumper harvest as food crops have become cheap to the point of exporting same to neighbouring countries for foreign exchange
The Agric Minister, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, says the Nana Addo government has eliminated hunger in the country by improving productivity in the agricultural sector.
He said farmers in the country have recorded bumper harvests, making food crops very cheap for all Ghanaians to buy.
According to the minister, some foreign countries are so impressed with Ghana’s agricultural development that they are ready to learn from the West African country.
Dr. Afriyie Akoto made the statement while speaking at the launch of the 2019 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) at the Kempinski Hotel.
He said there has been so much productivity that Ghana is now exporting some food crops to its neighbouring countries.
“...not anymore because Akufo-Addo government has eliminated hunger from the country to the extent that we now export food crops to neighbouring countries like Ivory Coast, Togo and Burkina Faso,” he said, as quoted by Peacefmonline.com.
The Agric Minister further lauded the African Green Revolution Forum, which is set to be hosted in Ghana.
The forum, he said, will provide the platform to mobilize resources for investment in priorities aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Malabo 2014 Commitments.
He said, despite the successes chalked in Ghana’s agric sector, there is the need for more investors to come on board.
“When investors come to see what we have done in the agriculture sector, they will be encouraged to push the country to produce more crops. This program is about the youth because we want the youth to see how Agribusiness is done with ease as compared to the past.”
He added that, with the right technology, quality seeds, fertilizers and market, Ghana would be able to produce more in the agric sector.
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