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Buffer stock company to purchase farm produce from farmers

The Deputy Food and Agriculture Minister, George Oduro, has told Parliament that the National Buffer stock company has put in place measures to purchase harvested farm produce from farmers signed unto the Planting for food and jobs programme. According to him, this will ensure that there is ready market in a bid to boost the viability of the programme. Responding ...

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Agric Minister urges ‘one chief, one farm’

The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto has appealed to chiefs to establish their own farms, under a “one chief, one farm” policy. He said such a move would help the government to realise its goals for the development of the agricultural sector. Speaking at the 33rd National Farmers’ Day celebration in Kumasi on Friday, Dr Afriyie Akoto ...

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#GhBudget: Over 3,000 employed under Planting for Food & Jobs

Over 3,000 young people have been employed under government’s Planting for Food and Jobs programme which was launched in January 2017. The Minister of Finance , Ken Ofori-Atta, who made this known whiles presenting the 2018 Budget and Policy statement in Parliament today , [Wednesday], indicated that a total of 2,160 university graduates and 1,070 youth were employed under the ...

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School feeding coordinators in Upper East praise Nana Addo

Regional and Zonal coordinators of the Ghana School Feeding programme(GSFP), have assured President Nana Akufo-Addo of their commitment to work assiduously and efficiently to improve on the quality of meals served under the school feeding programme across the country. The coordinators, who lauded the president for exhibiting commitment to improve the welfare of  women, say the programme is helping to ...

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UDS extols planting for food and jobs programme

Principal of the Faculty of Agriculture at the University for Development Studies (UDS), Professor George Nyarko has commended government for reintroducing the planting for food and jobs programme. He underscored the need for government to tap into the expertise of members of the Ghana Institute of Horticulturists (GhIH), to ensure the programme’s successful implementation. Professor George Nyarko was addressing the ...

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Fire Service to give special attention to farms under ‘Planting for food’

The Ghana National Fire Service is ready to protect all farms which will be earmarked for the cultivation of crops under the government’s Planting for Food and Jobs programme. The Fire Service is wary of the threat of bush-fires, which are rampant during dry seasons, and its effect on the programme. In an interview with Citi News after a training programme for district ...

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Develop strategies for post-harvest losses – Peasant Farmers

The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana is asking government to plan for post-harvest losses before it begins the implementation of the Planting for food and Jobs program. According to the Africa Post-Harvest Losses Information System, Ghana loses over three hundred thousand tonnes of maize annually to post-harvest losses. Similar losses have also been recorded in other staple foods. Speaking to ...

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Minister urges churches to invest in Planting for Food and Jobs

Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa, the Volta Regional Minister has appealed to churches to partner government to make agriculture the backbone of the country’s economy. He specifically asked church groups and individuals to be part of government’s “Planting for Food and Jobs” programme and “Planting for Jobs and Investment” initiative to create job opportunities for young people and ensure food security. ...

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Gov’t to launch ‘Planting for Jobs and Investments’ policy

Government plans to launch a program dubbed “Planting for Jobs and Investments” a subsidiary of its flagship “Planting for Food and Jobs Policy”  geared at creating jobs for the youth and also boosting assemblies revenues. The programme is targeting about three to five million farmers in the cultivation of seven identified cash crops within the next four to ten years. The ...

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Deputy Agric minister visits NSS farm

The Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Sagre Bambangi, on Thursday, paid a visit to the National Service Scheme’s Dahwenya Farm in the Greater Accra Region. The visit was to afford the Deputy Minister the opportunity to acquaint himself with the nature of the infestation and to also monitor the progress of the fight against the Armyworms. The Fall ...

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