Ghana To Launch Plan To Enhance Food Production

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GENEVA – The government of Ghana will launch a plan in November to enhance food production in the country, says Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.

The plan will focus on the use of scientific skills and knowledge approaches, provision of fertilizer to farmers and requisite storage and irrigation facilities to ensure high productivity, he told the media after attending the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) High- Level Panel Discussion here Wednesday.

The panel discussion, organized by UNCTAD, is on the theme, “Accelerating Progress in Building Productive Capacities in Least Developing Countries and Other Vulnerable Developing Economies”.

The Vice-President said Ghana had sufficient arable land, water resources and space to increase food production and would tap the experiences of other countries which had implemented similar plans in the past. He also said there were available road networks to facilitate the process to leverage on public-private partnerships (PPPs) to enhance the infrastructural needs.

He said the government would ensure inclusiveness in the implementation of the plan by involving farmers, rural people and all the relevant stakeholders to achieve success. Empirical research showed that human capital played a pivotal role in enhancing productivity and the government shared this vision in enhancing productivity, he added. – BERNAMA-NNN-GNA