Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Kennedy Nyarko Osei

Ghana, following the successful implementation of government’s Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD), is set to make billions of dollars from the programme.

PERD is a flagship programme to diversify Ghana’s agricultural export capacity to give six tree crops namely Cashew, Rubber, Mango, Oil Palm, Coffee and Shea equal economic values as cocoa and to create a sustainable raw material base.

Speaking in an interview on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem, the Deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture, explained PERD seeks to make Ghana self-sufficient.

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“The successful implementation of PERD is to fetch Ghana $12BN from exports over the five-year period and will also create a legacy towards the realisation of the Ghana Beyond Aid Agenda which is to make Ghana independent,” he said.

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