- The Agric ministry is set to support women farmers in Ghana with a GHc2.5 million support scheme
- The move forms part of measures to strengthen the capacities of women farmers in the country
- It is expected that products from the farmers would be competitive and attractive for the local and export markets
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The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has unveiled a GHc2.5 million support scheme for women farmers in Ghana.
In partnership with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, the package would be available for women farmer-based organizations (WFBOs) engaged in post-production agricultural operations in Ghana.
YEN.com.gh understands Global Affairs Canada’s Modernizing Agriculture in Ghana (MAG) programme is providing the pilot support.
A Ghana Web report shows the decision was reached as part of measures to strengthen the capacities of the WFBOs.
The idea is to make their products competitive and attractive for the local and export markets.
Information available shows that about 32 WFBOs would benefit from the support.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has hinted at the possibility of making Ghana self-proficient in rice production from 2023.
According to him, the government has invested in a number of farming implements, such as harvesters, to achieve the objective.
He added that the government has also purchased four different types of solar-powered milling machines from China to improve the production chain of rice.
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