Ghana Would Halt Food Importation By 2028 – Agric Director

By thefourlens.com 

Techiman, (B/R), May 21

The Bono East Regional Director of Agric, Mr. James Adu, says by the the year 2028, Ghana would no longer import food. 

He was optimistic that the nation’s move towards ‘no more food import to Ghana’ is highly possible with effective implementation of the Planting for Food and Jobs phase two (PFJ2.0) program.

Mr. Adu told thefourlens.com News in an interview at Techiman, the Bono East Regional Capital.

He explained the PFJ2.0 was intentionally tailored towards abundant food production to put Ghana at a better position with strong muscles in terms of food security.

Mr. Adu therefore pleaded with fellow Regional, Municipal and District Directors of agric to put in their topmost efforts to ensure at least 50 per cent target of the PFJ2.0 program was achieved.

According to the Agric Director, there are 11 prioritized commodities for under the PFJ2.0 project, that are Rice, Sorghum, Maize, Milet, Tomatoes, Pepper, Onion, Casava, Yam, Plantain and broiler Chicken products.

On his part, Mr. Stephen Aidoo, the Techiman Municipal Director of Agric in related interview stated with the provision of adequate resources, logistics and tools for implementation of the program, food security in Ghana is highly possible.

Adding that, the Techiman Municipality has so far registered about 4,000 active farmers and still registering for the PFJ 2.0 program.

The PFJ2.0 is a five-year program anchored on value-chain driven, market driven, private sector focus and inclusivity to ensure national food security and resilience.

It is geared towards job creation, promote food export, promote import substitution and food availability.

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