The Agricinghana team wishes to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of you for being with us throughout last year and supporting us in diverse ways to improve our blog posts-especially comments on the coveted YOBLOCO Awards! Last year we did not see much development in the agricultural sector in Ghana. It is worthy of note, however, that several policies and initiatives have been put in place to boost agricultural productivity in Ghana by the government and other stakeholders and also to encourage greater participation of the teeming youth especially in this sector. As Mr Kofi Annan said, active engagement of youths in the production and processing activities in the value chain will really give a boost to the African Green Revolution we seek. More practical steps therefore need to be taken to develop the sector. Tacit engagement of youths in Ghana to nurture and develop interest in agribusiness should be a high priority to minimize the high youth unemployment rate in the country. The future of agriculture is great and the returns are very attractive when the problems are addressed promptly. Provision of high yielding and affordable drought-resistant seeds; subsidy on fertilisers and agrochemical products; appropriate land-tenure system; mechanized agriculture; introduction of technology; and agricultural development fund for youths-in-agriculture, are just some of the initiatives that will spur agricultural productivity in Ghana.
We look forward to continuously address these and many issues that confront agricultural growth and ICT4D in Ghana in the coming days. We will continually bring to the fore modern agricultural best practices and technological innovations taking place on the agriculture front in Ghana and in the sub-region!! Enjoy reading and remember to feel free and download our documents on the box.net widget. Thanks!