Transforming small farms into business entities

Tomatoes being sold by the roadside near Sogakope, Volta Region

Ghana’s agriculture is dominated by smallholder farmers who produce more than 80 percent of the nation’s food requirements using rudimentary technology and with limited access to extension services, high cost and low quality agri-inputs, and inefficient supply chains.

The current rate of extension agents to farmers is 1:1,000. For effective agriculture extension, this should be 1:400. To improve small farmer access to extension services, there is a need for a smart shift in current approaches, including earlier mentioned issues bedeviling Agriculture in Ghana.

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