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Government requests increased cash from donors for the agricultural sector

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Yaw Frimpong Addo, a deputy minister for food and agriculture, has stated that the agriculture sector will receive funding from the budget.

He claims that there is a lot of work to be done in order to meet the goals for the agriculture industry.

Speaking during a workshop to share lessons learned from the USAID-AGRA PIATA program’s implementation, Mr. Addo urged greater donor financing to support the ministry’s goal-achieving efforts.

“There’s so much to do at the ministry that the budgetary allocations alone cannot let us achieve whatever objectives we set. That is why we continually rely on donor partners such as USAID and AGRA that have consistently funded policy initiatives in Ghana’s agriculture. Agriculture starts from policy formulation and seed production. The private sector which includes donor partners plays a critical role at the core of agriculture hence, my call for more support,” he said.

With the Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa, the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has strengthened its efforts over the past five years to support an inclusive agriculture transformation in Ghana (PIATA).

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