Dormaa East MP urges farmers to support Bryan Acheampong to ensure food price reduction

The Member of Parliament for Dormaa East, Paul Apraku Twum Barimah, has called on Ghanaians to support the Minister of Food and Agriculture, Bryan Acheampong, to successfully deliver his mandate and transform the agriculture sector.

Speaking in an interview with Joy Business, Mr Twum Barimah indicated that the Agriculture Minister is focused on his quest to promote food security and ensure food sufficiency in the country by expanding local food production and processing in a bid to reduce prices at the market.

He therefore urged both peasant farmers and commercial crop farmers to work together with Mr. Acheampong to attain the set goals.

“Already, Mr. Acheampong has opened his doors to all farmers across the country and would be working closely with them to increase yields and productivity, while reducing the importation of food crops into the country. And I expect our farmers to embrace this call and strengthen the relationship”, Mr. Twum Barimah stated.

“Currently, the Ministry of Agric is implementing some strategic measures to guarantee farmers around the nation access to inputs and other production costs to lessen their burden and boost their incomes”, the Legislator added.

The Ministry has already worked out modalities for the implementation of the PFJ 2.0, which was expected to be launched this year to address the concerns of farmers.

As part of the aggregator system under the PFJ 2.0, farmers are expected to have access to seeds, fertilizers, extension services, mechanization, and post-harvest services and repay the cost of these services after harvesting.



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