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Monday, 01 February 2016

Brazil - Ghana: Commercial Agriculture Investment launch Savannah Ecological Zone

A Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Ahmed Yakubu Alhassan, has launched a commercial agriculture investment guide for the northern savannah ecological zone of the country. The guide was produced by the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) with support from the Soil Research Institute, the Queiroz Galvao of Brazil, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre and the Ministry of Trade and Industry. The guide presents information on business environment indicators, an inventory of natural resources for large-scale agriculture, including information on climate, soils and hydrography network, land suitability and effect of game-changing irrigation schemes on soil properties. Dr Alhassan said the Ministry recognized policies on commercial agriculture as critical in the transformation of the country’s developmental agenda and the need to create business opportunities in the sector. He noted that commercializing agriculture would enhance knowledge transfer in the sector through modern technology and influence public agencies in shaping their strategic policies. Moreover, Dr. Ahmed Yakubu Alhassan called for long-term financing for agriculture by financial institutions to improve food production and sustainability.

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