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Farmers’ needs aren’t same; time to disaggregate – Prof. Millar on Ghana’s agric policies

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The President of the Millar Institute for Transdisciplinary and Development Studies (MITDS), Prof. David Millar, has indicated that disaggregating the agriculture sector is the surest way to transform the country’s agriculture.

According to him, “what is crucial is that it is about time we disaggregate our agriculture systems because farmers’ needs are not the same; not every farmer needs input or credit.”

“We have always talked about the need for us to disaggregate our agricultural systems instead of seeing farmers as one uniform lot, because there are different farmers operating at different levels with different demands and needs,” he added.

He revealed this when he spoke to Mark Smith on A1 Radio’s Daybreak Upper East show on the review of the PFJ and the way forward.

Prof. Millar noted that input support and mechanisation support have always been critical components of agriculture, and there is nothing new about the PFJ policy as there are living examples like block ploughing, inorganic fertilizer, improved seeds like Nakal White, and many others.“

He said that even with credit support, farmers can be wrongly targeted, explaining that “the documents farmers would be required to produce before they are given the credit support would end up denying the needed ones.”

Prof. Millar indicated that the PFJ would play a major role in transforming the country`s agriculture when farmers are disaggregated, enabled to farm all year, and are provided with a ready market for their produce.

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Gilbert Azeem Tiroog|Ghana

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