The ministry of agriculture with the aid of the government of Canada is organizing a programme nationwide intended to boost productivity in the agricultural sector by making farming easier, convinient and attractive by helping farmers or those willing to farm.
The aid is expected to cover a wide range of area in farming inputs. These include; Financial Support, Provision of chemical fertilizers, Job opportunities on farms, Storage facilities for farm products, Ready market for farm products.
The Canadian Government is set to inject a total of $120m US Dollars (125 m Canadian Dollars) into the Planting For Food and Jobs initiative being spearheaded by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture.
The agreement for the release of the funds was signed last week Wednesday at the Finance Ministry.
It forms part of the Modernizing Agriculture in Ghana (MAG) Project which forms part of efforts by the government to reverse the
declining growth of the agric sector over the past eight years.
With this facility, the next phase of planting for food and jobs initiative will be advanced, where it would be farmer centred.
The government of Ghana introduced the programme after 2016 as part of its aim to boost agriculture and help make farming attractive and profitable. It started with supplying quality deeds to farmers and later built warehouses to cater for storage.
With the current assistance from Canada. The coming years should be exciting for farmers captured under this initiative.
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