Madam Juliana Kpedekpo, the Adaklu District Chief Executive (DCE), has called on investors to collaborate with the Adaklu District Assembly to unlock the district's agricultural potential.
Speaking at the 39th Adaklu district farmers' day celebration at Adaklu Torda, Madam Kpedekpo emphasized the need for collaboration to support farmers and harness the vast arable lands in the district.
“As the Assembly vigorously pursues the implementation of the second phase of the government's flagship agricultural program, Planting for Food and Jobs, we must collaborate with investors to provide the needed assistance to farmers,” stated Madam Kpedekpo in an interview with the Ghana News Agency.
Under the program's second phase, the government aims to establish an inputs credit system, granting farmers access to seeds, fertilizers, weedicides, pesticides, mechanization, extension services, storage infrastructure, logistics hubs, off-taker arrangements, digitized platforms, monitoring, and coordination.
Madam Kpedekpo highlighted the ongoing efforts to transform agriculture in the district, stating, “The government is working around the clock to transform our agriculture from the usual subsistence farming approach to agribusiness approach.”
Acknowledging challenges such as land ownership, limited market access, financial constraints, climate change effects, post-harvest losses, and input costs, the DCE stressed the importance of collaboration among policymakers, implementors, and business professionals along the agricultural value chain.
The occasion also celebrated farmers, with Mr. Moses Ekpe from Adaklu Anfoe winning the Adaklu District Best Farmer award. He received a tricycle and other agricultural implements as recognition for his outstanding contributions to the sector.