AgriPolicy Brown Bag: An Interactive Policy Session on Planting for Food and Jobs in Ghana

USAID/Ghana Feed the Future Agriculture Policy Support Project (APSP), uniquely working with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), has organised an interactive workshop at Accra City Hotel (formerly Novotel) to discuss the Government’s Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) policy program. The workshop had a onerous objective to influence specific policy areas of MoFA and enhance one of the pillars of PFJ: Extension Services.

This AgriPolicy Bown bag session is focused on  the review of the new Farmer Based Organization (FBO) Strategy and to explore how it is aligned to the implementation of the PFJ.

On April 19, 2017, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo launched his administration’s flagship agriculture policy program dubbed “Planting for Food and Jobs” (PFJ), with the objective to accelerate Ghana’s economic development through expanded agriculture growth and development.

The AgriPolicy Brown Bag session created a platform for selected stakeholders to discuss, analyse, and explore how implementation of the FBO Strategy could complement and support a successful implementation of the PFJ in the medium to long term. Future AgriPolicy Brown Bag sessions will focused on other thematic areas critical to the growth of the Agricultural sector in Ghana.

As a policy project, APSP is working with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture to support the design and implementation of a number of policies/regulations/legal instruments/administrative procedures to help create the needed enabling environment for the purpose of attracting increased private sector investment into agriculture to unleash Ghana’s potential for agriculture and overall economic growth.

USAID|APSP commenced since December 2013, with the objective to improve the food security enabling environment for private sector investment by increasing the capacity of the Government of Ghana (GoG), the private sector, and civil society organisations to implement technical and capacity activities to strengthen the agriculture policy process.

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