Next year is expected to see bounty harvests in crop production and significant improvements in farming methods in Ghana due to huge investments made by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Under the Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement (ADVANCE) program, a total of $37million has been pumped into providing small scale farmers in Brong Ahafo, Upper East, Upper West and Northern regions, agro products including hybrid seeds and fertilisers to boost their yields.
Chief of Party for the ADVANCED project in Ghana, Dr. Emmanuel Dormon told Adom news farmers are also being trained in modern agricultural methods and means for ready markets for their yields.
He adds that the project also forms part of their contribution to advance government’s plans for the Planting for food and jobs policy announced by the NPP government.
Already, farmers are boasting of double yields in the first phase of the project in 2009-2014 with investment of about 32million dollars.
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source: Ghana/Adom News/Maame Esi Nyamekye Thompson