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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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‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ has no implementation plan – Minister

The Minister of State for Agriculture, Dr Nurah Gyeile has admitted that government’s flagship agricultural policy, ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ has no implementation plan yet. According to him, the idea for the implementation of the program has however been captured on a concept note in the interim while consultants work on the final implementation document. His admission follows policy ...

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IMANI punches holes into ‘Planting for Food & Jobs’ program

Policy Think Tank, IMANI Africa, has questioned the viability of government’s biggest agricultural policy dubbed ‘Planting for Food and Jobs.’ IMANI decried that the policy failed to address key concerns such as the lack of access to finance, unavailability of water and lack of mechanization drive. The concerns contained in a report commissioned by the think tank, said “access to ...

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Canadian Gov’t injects C$125m into Ghana’s agric sector

The Canadian government has strengthened its commitment towards boosting Ghana’s food security by injecting 125 million Canadian Dollars into the nation’s agricultural sector. This timely intervention is expected to support the reintroduced ‘Planting for food and jobs’ program. Canada’s Minister for International Development and La Francophonie, Marie Claude-Bibeau announced the package at the launch of a program codenamed, “Modernizing agriculture ...

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