Farmers’ Day: Govt appreciates the need to harness full potential of agriculture – Agric Minister

The Akufo-Addo administration is committed to transforming the agric sector of the economy, the Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has said.

Speaking ahead of the National Framers Day event that will take place today Friday December 2, the Minister said the government is determined to harness the full potential of Ghana’s agricultural sector.

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The 2022 national farmers’ day is on the theme “Accelerating agricultural development through value addition.”

The Minister said “The theme also highlights government’s recognition and commitment to the sustainable development and transformation of Ghana agriculture as well as it signifies government’s appreciation for the need to harness the potential of our agriculture.

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“Specific intervention with the success of the of Planting for Food and Jobs speaks clearly to the government’s relentless efforts to systematically address the long standing problems of agriculture.”

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He added “Since 2017, investments have been made by government in the various subsectors of agriculture resulting in significant achievements. Notable impact are visible in the food crop subsector, the farmers continue to benefit from subsidized input programmes and millions of Cedis of six selected tree crops.”

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