Farmers’ Day: Significant investments made by govt in agric sector – Afriyie Akoto

Dr Afriyie Owusu Akoto until Tuesday, January 10 was the Minister of Agric

The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto has said that a number of significant investments have been made by the Akufo-Addo government since 2017 to improve agriculture in the country.

He told Parliament that farmers are benefiting from subsidized input programmes and other interventions.

He was briefing Parliament on the National Farmers’ Day event that will take place today Friday December 2 in all districts across the country but with the main event taking place at the Koforidua Jubilee Park in the Eastern Region.

The event is on the theme “Accelerating agricultural development through value addition.”

The Minister said “The theme also highlights government’s recognition and commitment to the sustainable development and transformation of Ghana agriculture as well as it signifies government’s appreciation for the need to harness the potential of our agriculture.

“Specific intervention with the success of the of Planting for Food and Jobs speaks clearly to the government’s relentless efforts to systematically address the long standing problems of agriculture.”

He added “Since 2017, investments have been made by government in the various subsectors of agriculture resulting in significant achievements. Notable impact  are visible in the food crop subsector, the farmers continue to benefit from subsidized input programmes and millions of Cedis of six selected tree crops.”

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana

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