The Canadian Government is set to inject a total of $120m US Dollars (125m Canadian Dollars) into the Planting For Food and Jobs initiative being spearheaded by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture.
The agreement for the release of the funds was signed last week Wednesday at the Finance Ministry.
It forms part of the Modernizing Agriculture in Ghana (MAG) Project which forms part of efforts by government to reverse the
declining growth of the agric sector over the past eight years.
The Government of Ghana is liaising with three different partners from both the United States and Brazil for expert advice and services on the proposed One Village One Dam Project, the Minister of Food and Agriculture, Hon. Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has hinted.
The development partners, according to the Minister, will offer expertise as well as provide services on affordable
and cost-effective irrigation services in the country.
The Private Enterprise Foundation (PEF) has declared its readiness to partner the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) in the implementation of the flagship Planting for Food and Jobs Program.
The PEF says it will be particularly interested in collaborating with the Ministry in the addition of value to agricultural products in the country.
The Minister for Food and Agriculture, Hon. Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has made strong case for development partners and the private sector to continue to invest in Ghana’s agricultural sector.
Hon. Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto says Ghana’s agricultural sector has lots of potentials which he said have been left untapped, particularly by development partners and individuals with the capacity.
An Inter-Ministerial Committee, comprising members from the Food and Agriculture and the Information Ministries, has been inaugurated to oversee the upcoming official launch of the Government’s flagship Agricultural Project dubbed “Planting for Food and Jobs”.