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Agriculture A Bond Strengthening Frontier Between Ghana And India Image Credit: The Times Of Africa
Agriculture A Bond Strengthening Frontier Between Ghana And India Image Credit: The Times Of Africa

Agriculture, A Bond Strengthening Frontier Between Ghana And India

We had an interactive session with H.E Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister of Food and Agriculture, Ghana. Here are the excerpts of our interaction with him.

What are the policies which government is implementing in order to promote trade and agriculture in Ghana?

I’ve seen the performance and growth rate of agriculture sector going down since the last 8 years. The agriculture is not doing too well and the productivity is too low. Country has been importing a large proportion of food worth billions of dollars, which could be easily produced domestically. The new administration led by President Nana Akufo Addo, is determined to change the fortune of agricultural sector by improving the agricultural productivity, thereby creating job and employment especially amongst the youth of the country. It could be done by using high quality seeds and fertilizers, appointing highly qualified officers to work with and monitor the farmers, and ensuring a market to the farmers where they could sell their produces. These are the key strategies on which government is working proactively. In addition to this, there is also a significant need of mechanization in agriculture. Having appropriate agriculture machinery is very important. We are here in India, to work over this strategy and looking forward to import some agriculture machinery such as tractors and machinery for irrigation facility. Irrigation of lands will lead to three crops a year as compared to the current trend of onc crop a year.

The primary economic sector of India and Ghana is agriculture. How do you think the trade relation in terms of


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