As part of efforts to enhance agricultural productivity and bring relief to farmers, the Government of Ghana is expected to spend a total of Two Hundred and Seven Million Ghana cedis (GH 207m) in this year’s National Fertilizer Subsidy Programmes.
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has recorded heavy successes in the ongoing fight against the invasion of Fall Armyworms in the country.
Reports from some parts of the northern sector of the country during visits by some officials of the Ministry reveal ample evidence of recoveries on farms which were hitherto attacked by the pests.
A Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Hon. Dr. Sagre Bambangi, has commended farmers in the three northern regions for their efforts in Planting For Food and Jobs Campaign and supporting government to combat the invasion of Fall Armyworms into the country.
While, I applaud Ghana Governments of efforts to promote the use of fertilizer, I correspondingly beseech government to consider a more ingenious methods such as adoption of soil testing and nutrient deficiency mapping technologies for increased productivity instead of the over reliance on inorganic fertilizers.
The 33rd National Farmers’ Day was launched on the 16th Wednesday, August 2017 at the forecourt of MOFA, Head Office. The theme for this year’s event is ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’, under the chairmanship of Hon. Ambrose Dery, Minister of Interior. In attendance were Hon. Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister for Food and Agriculture, Hon. Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, Minister Aquaculture Development, Hon. Dr. Nurah Gyele, Minister of State at the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and Chairman of the 2017 NFD Planning Committee