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Gov’t must invest more in agric infrastructure – Agric Policy Consultant

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Emmanuel Wullingdool, an Agriculture Policy Consultant has tasked the government to invest more in the area of agriculture infrastructure. This would enhance the lives of farmers, help farmers expand their farms, and ensure the even distribution of food produced in the country.

Mr. Wullingdool said this when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show.

“We need to radically invest in that area of agriculture. We have talked about this for so long. In the Upper West Region, food inflation is hovering at around 34 per cent. This is a region that totally depends on agriculture as its main source of livelihood. It is worrying that at one point in the year, we have so much food, and at other times, food is unavailable. The increasing prices of food do not help the local economy”.

“We need to invest in the appropriate area to support the production. Even in the area of production, there is a lot of room for improvement. We should not be happy that the Minister is saying that about e are exporting about 100 million USD worth of food in 2019. I think we should do more,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mr. Wullingdool called on the Ministry of Food and Agriculture to deploy strategies that would seek to enhance the distribution of food in the country. This means that in areas where there are certain food products in abundance, the Ministry would facilitate the transportation of the food to other places in the country where there are none.

This would help with the availability of food across the country and help stabilize the prices of those food products.

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana

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