Trade and markets
 

Detail

Area
Ghana
Commodity Group
Rice
Commodity
All
Date
02/03/2017
Policy Category
Production
Policy Instrument
Production support
Description
Announced that it would launch the “Planting for Food and Jobs” campaign, as part of its 2017 budgetary allocations. The scheme would be implemented as of 2017, targeting to create 750 000 jobs in the agricultural sector, while boosting production of rice, maize, soybeans, sorghum and vegetables. In the case of rice, the campaign seeks to raise output by 49 percent, foreseeing the provision of seeds, fertilisers and extension services to agricultural producers, along with efforts to enhance marketing of produce. Steps to bolster irrigation capacity would also be taken, including through the introduction of the “One village, One dam” scheme, under which small and medium scale irrigation schemes would be rehabilitated. Among other measures, efforts to promote farm mechanisation through the Agriculture Mechanization Service Enterprise Centres (AMSECS) would continue, alongside fertiliser subsidies.