President Nana Akufo-Addo has hinted of government’s plan to create a 7-tree-crop development authority with the aim of diversifying agriculture in Ghana.
The 7-tree-crop, which will include cashew, mango, oil palm, coconut, rubber and Shea when brought together under the yet-to-be-created Authority, can earn the country as much as GHc2 billion annually, the President has said.
Speaking at the 2nd edition of the Encounter with the Media, the president explained the country has lived on the back of cocoa for far too long hence the need to create other cash crops that could boost agricultural earnings.
He said the Authority, when created, will police the development of the produce just as COCOBOD does for cocoa.
The creation of the authority under the Planting for Food and Jobs programme is intended for significant increase of agriculture as well as expansion in food supply.