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Gov’t to Partner Farmers for success – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated that farmers are the lifeblood of the economy and, as such, his administration would, commit to engaging them fruitfully in the formulation of agricultural policies.

“If we continue that way, we are going to make a very huge impact on enhancing the agricultural productivity of the country… I want to partner with you so that we can, together, achieve our common objective,” the President said.

He said if there was fertile collaboration between farmers and government; “I think we are bound to succeed in whatever it is that we want to do,” and emphasised the need for periodic meetings between the farmers and government for a fertile cross fertilisation of ideas.

President Akufo-Addo made the remarks when he met with members of the National Farmers and Fishers Award Winners Association (NFFAWAG), Ghana at the Presidency in Accra.

The President gave the assurance that brainstorming on the possibility of establishing an Agricultural Fund, as mooted by the Association, would inure to the benefit of the country in terms of furthering the agenda to improve the productivity of the farmers.

He directed that the ministers of Agriculture and Fisheries and Aquaculture liaise effectively with the Association to fashion modalities for cooperation.

He gave the assurance that government would give all the support needed to farmers to enable them to produce at optimum levels to ensure the country got the volumes that would feed the factories that would be set up in all the districts as well as for export.


Source: GNA


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