Opening the events, Ghana’s Minister for Agriculture, Alhaji Mohammed Muniru Limuna said Ghana’s agriculture sector was making headway due to the innovation and technology approach.

According to him, the progress was initiated through a combination of government policy interventions in response to demands by the private sector as well as the creation of an enabling environment and direct support to the sector.

He added that government fertilizer subsidy program, development of irrigation schemes, subsidizing agricultural mechanization, especially targeting small holder farmers have all been part of the support from government to the sector.

The conference under the theme “Turning Science Into Business: Inclusive Agribusiness Incubation for Vibrant Economies” had officials from the African Development Bank , Forum for Agriculture Research in Africa and other international and local networks at the opening.

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“Investment opportunities exist in commercial scale production of various value chains for fresh and processing for both export and local markets,” the minister said.

The international fair had hundreds of companies and individuals exhibiting their products ranging from farm products through value added products and farm equipment and input as well as processing machines of various ranges. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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