Tag: Planting for Food and Jobs

The Role of Livestock Breeding Stations in the Implementation of Rearing for Food and Jobs (RFJ)

The Case of the Pong Tamale Breeding Station in Northern Region Ghana has basically five agro ecological zone (Rain Forest, Deciduous Forest, Transitional Zone, Coastal Savannah and Northern Savannah (Guinea and Sudan Savannah). The zones classification are based on climate, which determine the natural vegetation and influenced by the soils (Ghana Agriculture facts and figures, 2016). Hence each zone is… Read more →

Private sector urged to take advantage of Government’s flagship agriculture initiatives

The private sector and other agribusiness stakeholders have been urged to take full advantage of the many opportunities that the government’s Agriculture initiatives have to offer. The two initiatives, “Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ)and One District, One Factory (1D1F)” since their launch in April and August respectively have been touted as the catalyst to propel the nation’s economic transformation… Read more →

Need for sustainable intensification on available farmlands

Continued population growth, rapidly changing consumption patterns and the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation are driving limited resources of food, energy, water and materials towards critical thresholds worldwide. Ghana is thus being advised to intensify efforts to get the maximum yields from existing farmlands under the Planting for Food and Jobs Programme (PFJ). Unrestricted cultivation of new lands would… Read more →