Cocoa Farmers
Cocoa Farmers

?As part of NDC 2012 manifesto promise to encourage and support for farmers.

Cocoa Farmers
Cocoa Farmers

More than 2,000 farmers are expected to benefit from the Export Development and Agricultural Investment Fund (EDAIF) to boost their production capacities for the domestic market and export.

Mr. Haruna Iddrisu, disclosed this when he addressed officials from the ministry and its agencies in Tamale last weekend.

He said the review of this EDAIF Act was for this purpose and therefore EDAIF should put pragmatic measures in place as matter of agency to support farmers.

Mr. Iddrisu, however, cautioned the management of the fund to reach out to companies that could create jobs irrespective of their political leanings.

Also, the ministries of Trade and Industry and Food and Agriculture would collaborate to halt the overdependence on rice importation be encouraging and supporting the local rice farmers financially and technologically to increase their yield to meet growing demand.

Source: Andrews Nettey

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