Government to partner private sector to modernize farming – John Kumah

Government of Ghana has hinted that it will soon partner private sectors to make agriculture one of the most attractive venture in the country.

At the maiden edition of the Ghana Youth Agriculture summit which took place in Kumasi on April 9, 2022, the Deputy Finance Minister said government through parliament has approved a facility of 25 million dollars for Ghana to manufacture agric implements.

According to the Minister, The old system of farming is hindering the youth from venturing into the business of agriculture; adding that reforming the traditional farming systems will save the country the two billion dollars spent on food importation every year.

”Currently two million youth are looking for employment. Ghana has the labour, demand and land but there’s a disconnect. It is only when we’re able to translate the opportunity or resources that we have into commercial-scale that agriculture will be attractive to the youth.”

”As a country, we cannot continue to do agriculture with cutlass and hoe. No youth will be interested in the traditional system of farming,”

The Ghana Youth Agriculture Summit, organized by Agriwealth Ghana Foundation, is aimed at sensitizing the Ghanaian youth on the enormous potential the agricultural sector holds and to lure them to venture into Agric as a full time business.

CEO of Agriwealth Ghana Foundation, Pastor Evans Kyere-Mensah, says the agriculture value-chain holds potential for sustainable youth employment.

“My vision is to mobilize between five hundred and one million youth across Ghana for the next three to five years towards agricultural entrepreneurship and agro value chain system”

The program was organized in collaboration with the National Entrepreneurship Innovation Programme (NEIP) under the theme “Agriculture- A Solution to Youth Unemployment and Driver for Economic Development”.

Nana Yaa Nyarko

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