Agriculture continues to be the anchor of the country’s economy, employing more than half of our workforce. However, food is unnecessarily expensive in a country that is blessed with fertile land, our production methods are not modern and income levels of farmers and fisherfolk remain low; thus making the sector unattractive for the youth as a sustainable means of livelihood.
In a bid to reverse the decline in agriculture, the government is developing a major intervention known as the Akufo-Addo Agricultural Plan for the modernization of agriculture in Ghana.
His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has the vision to modernize and transform agriculture in order to expand the opportunities for job creation and to provide the basis for agro-processing industries. The vision is the outcome of careful assessment of the fundamental capacity of the Ghanaian economy and in line with our economic history. It is a history that tells us that massive and sustained investment in agriculture is the surest pathway to accelerated economic development.
“In addition, Government realizes that its aim of promoting agro-industries as a key strategy for achieving rapid industrialization, through the concept of “One District, One Factory” cannot be achieved without a solid agriculture base that thrives on agribusiness.”