Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair reveals plans to improve Ghana’s agric policies

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair reveals plans to improve Ghana’s agric policies

- Former UK prime minister, Tony Blair, has indicated his readiness to help improve Ghana's agric policies

- He revealed this in a meeting with the minister for food and agriculture, Dr. Akoto Afriyie

Former prime minister of the United Kingdom (UK), Tony Blair, has stated that he is partnership with the government of Ghana to improve its flagship agricultural programmes.

The Tony Blair Institute of Global Change is ready to team up with the government to boost its policies of Planting for Food and Jobs as well as the recently launched Planting for Export and Rural Development.

Speaking at a meeting with Ghana’s agric Minister, Dr. Akoto Afriyie, Blair said his outfit had identified government’s agric policies as the best.

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“We have witnessed the progress that Ghana has been making in the field of agriculture and improving yields and food to the people.

We have a partnership with government…We are trying to help the government with its programme for development in the country and its economic progress.

And we have just been discussing how we can do that,” he asserted, per a Citinewsroom.com report.

President Akufo-Addo recently launched the Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD), which he says will play a key role in stabilizing the economy.

The programme aims to promote rural economic growth and improve household incomes of rural farmers.

Under the program, farmers will receive certified improved seedlings, extension services, business support and regulatory mechanisms.

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