Ghana will be self-sufficient in food production in the next 5 years
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Published Nov 30, 2023
Ghana's Minister of Food and Agriculture, Bryan Acheampong, announced at the National Farmers' Day exhibition that the country aims to become self-sufficient in food production within five years. This goal will be achieved through the implementation of the Phase Two of the Planting for Food and Jobs program, which aims to increase agricultural productivity and reduce food imports. The event recognizes the importance of agriculture and celebrates the contributions of Ghanaian farmers and fishers to the local and national economy.
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Speaking at the official opening of the National Farmers’ Day exhibition dubbed “Agrifest- 2023” in Accra yesterday, Dr Bryan Acheampong said the government had set the five-year target to become self-sufficient in food production through the implementation of the Phase Two of the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) programme. Over 150 exhibitors are showcasing their agri products at the five-day event being held at the Ministerial enclave in Accra. The PFJ phase two, launched in October by the President, aims to increase agricultural productivity, create jobs, and reduce food imports. The institution of National Farmers’ Day is therefore recognising agriculture as a major priority sector in the nation’s development agenda. The event is the biggest statutory obligation that provides the platform to celebrate Ghanaian farmers and fishers for their contribution to the local and national economy. This year’s Awards Night ceremony would be held at the University of Mines and ...