The Minister of Food and Agriculture says the government has spent GHC 2.6 billion on subsidies on cocoa seed and fertilizer, which generated GHC 50 billion worth of farm produce for the country. 

Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto said Ghana’s agriculture had risen tall due to the assist given to farmers and the reciprocal profit, including that it had made the sector carry out terribly as in contrast to other sectors. 

 Ghana’s agricultural sector recorded an accelerated development of 8.4 per cent in 2021, as in contrast to the 7.4 per cent recorded in 2020, the Minister said. 

Speaking at the launch of the thirty eighth version of the farmers’ day celebration in Accra, Dr Akoto said farmers wanted to be counseled for the achievement.  

“The growth has been accelerating due to the commitment of our farmers. So, we need to commend our farmers for producing in these very difficult global circumstances.” 

Ms Mavis Hawa Koomson, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, in a speech read on her behalf, noted that the idea of worth addition in agriculture, particularly fisheries and aquaculture introduced an exceptionally good alternative for added income technology, job creation, international change earnings and efficient post-harvest administration. 

Ms Koomson disclosed that in 2021 complete fish manufacturing stood at some 658,617.53 tonnes estimated at 11.04 billion Ghana cedis, which contributed to about 1.04 per cent of GDP and 20.99 per cent of agriculture, including that the profit would have been extra if the worth additions had been included.  

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