Tag: Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ)

Mr Minister, these technologies already exist (in Ghana)

We read from a recent publication on Ghanaweb where the Minister of State in charge of Agriculture, Dr. Gyiele Nurah stated that the Planting for Foods and Jobs (PFJ) programme will not achieve significant increase in agricultural production without the application of science and technology in the farming system. This is a very insightful statement echoing the need for the farming… Read more →

Planting For Food and Jobs Campaign: Pre-Qualification of Seed Growers to Supply Certified Seeds

Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA)   1.0 The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) intends to apply part of its budgetary support from GoG to fund payments under the contract Procurement of Certified Seeds for distribution to farmers for the 2018 cropping season under the “Planting for Food and Jobs” campaign. The quantities to be delivered under each type… Read more →

Planting For Food and Jobs Campaign: Pre-Qualification of Fertilizer Suppliers

Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) The Ministry of Food and Agriculture intends to purchase fertilizer for distribution to farmers for the 2018 cropping season under the “Planting for Food and Jobs” campaign. The fertilizers to be covered include Compound fertilizers (NPK) of all sort but which are suitable for our soil conditions (e.g 15-15-15, 23-10-05, 20-10-10 etc) and urea.The… Read more →

MoFA and Aggregators Firm Up Arrangement

Arrangements for the offtake of produce expected to be realized from the Government’s flagship Planting for Food and Jobs(PFJ) are all but complete, the Minister for Food and Agriculture, Hon. Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has indicated. All the necessary processes towards the fulfilment of the pledge to support farmers through the purchasing of their produce from the farm gate have… Read more →

Ghanaian media urged to strengthen agricultural investment and policy processes

Media have been encouraged to highlight vital agriculture issues to promote reforms in government policies that can enable improved private sector participation and investment in agriculture in Ghana. Facilitating a discussion on the role of the media in promoting a private sector-led agriculture economy in Ghana, Dr Richard Ampadu and Dr Charity Osei of CSIR-STEPRI made a twofold presentation exploring… Read more →

Government to Launch ‘Planting for Jobs and Investments’ Policy

Government plans to launch a program dubbed “Planting for Jobs and Investments” a subsidiary of its flagship “Planting for Food and Jobs Policy” geared at creating jobs for the youth and also boosting revenue of local assemblies. The programme is targeting about three to five million farmers in the cultivation of seven identified cash crops within the next four to… Read more →

GH¢157m spent on ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ campaign

Food and Agriculture Minister, Dr. Akoto Owusu Afriyie, has said government has so far expended GH¢157million on the ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ campaign for the major season in the Southern sector and the three Northern regions. According to the Minister, inputs distribution for the minor cropping season in the Southern sector is on-going. “The Ministry is yet to receive… Read more →