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Forum to make Ghana’s food value chain more efficient held

By Michael Eli Dokosi
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The Ghanaian government is calling on stakeholders in the agricultural private sector to put in more investment as the sector holds abundant promise.

Speaking at forum to digest agric issues, Nicholas Neequaye of the Agric Business Unit of the Agriculture Ministry observed the Ghana agric sector continues to be bedeviled with several constraints, chief of which is finance.

He stated there was need to also build the capacities of extension offices in the field since they play a critical role in the chain.

Additionally, Mr Neequaye rendered farmers face a two pronged challenge regarding access to finance and access to markets adding there are hindrances accessing the European Union markets because of standardization challenges as well.

Participants at the forum deliberated on ways to make the food value chain more efficient.