Crop Biotech Update

Agricultural Growth Requires Supportive Policies Says MOFA Minister

April 20, 2011

During the launch of Ghana Policy Action and nodes organized by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture in partnership with the Alliance for Green Revolution (AGRA) in Accra, Minister of Food and Agriculture (MOFA)  Kwesi Ahwoi declared that achieving agricultural growth and transformation in Africa can only be achieved if there is existence of supportive policies that would meet the needs of farmers.

The development of the Ghana Policy Action is aimed at developing progressive national agricultural policies to raise productivity, increase household incomes and assure household and food security, said the press release.

He further said that with technical and financial support from AGRA, the MOFA can engage with senior policy makers, national, regional and international research centers to form policy action nodes along seeds, soil health, markets and environment and climate change policy thrusts.

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