Thomas James Addressing food security to Government
Director projects & strategic management for Wag Voraus Exhibition pvet. Ltd. has said, It is always that food security is linked to national security; that is why every effort to ensure food sufficiency is worth supporting.
He said, the availability of food, to some extent, is a yardstick to ensuring national stability, cohesion, peace and the wealth of a nation.
Even though over the past years, since the implementation of the government’s flagship programme, Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ), leading to a number of people venturing into farming with the resultant increase in food production, the high cost of food has been a major concern to many Ghanaians.
The agricultural sector groups had to sound alarm bells of an imminent food crisis this year and urged the government to do more to increase investment in domestic food production to avert that crisis.
Director projects & strategic management for Wag Voraus Exhibition pvet. Ltd. advised the government to increase investment in domestic food production, institute measures to provide soft loans and also subsidise mechanisation and other inputs for farmers.
Indeed, the introduction of the PFJ witnessed a huge investment in the excess of billion in the area of subsidies in fertiliser, improved seeds and agrochemicals.
He said, Agricultural machinery have also been brought into the country over the years and given to farmers at subsidised prices to boost food production.
In spite of all these significant investments and interventions being undertaken to ensure food sufficiency and security, food prices remain high, which gives the impression that some individuals are making supernatural profits at the expense of the farmers and consumers along the value chain.
The story by Fada Amakye from Daily Sun106.com