Farmers Need Access to Modern Methods

The Deputy Minister of Food and Agricultural (crops) Dr. Ahmed Yakubu Alhassan has urged non-state actors in the agricultural value chain to complement government’s efforts at training farmers in modern agricultural methods of farming in so as to build their capacities and expand to other markets. “African agriculture is making a transition from the usual farm to table agriculture to farm to market (both internal and external) agriculture; and that means that we cannot use the same old methods of production if we are to realise the benefits which come from expanding to other markets. “Before local farmers can break into other markets, they will have to strengthen their agricultural value chains -- meaning there has to be quality products that enable them to compete with products coming from other markets; that is why non-state actors must come in to support the farmers to be able to do this,” he said in an interview with B&FT on the sidelines of the Ghana Non-State Actors sensitisation workshop held in Accra.

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