The Ghanaian government has signed an agricultural pact with the Israeli government to aid boost agricultural production in the country.
The Agriculture sector since time immemorial has served as the backbone of the Ghanaian economy producing approximately 40% of the Ghanaian gross domestic product (GDP).
The Agriculture sector also employs approximately 60-70% of the Ghanaian labor force, and also generates more than 55% of foreign exchange earnings.
However, in recent times many industry players have bemoaned the neglect of the agriculture sector after the discovery of oil.
Speaking in an interview with Citi News at the presidency, President John Dramani Mahama welcomed the pending collaboration between Ghana and Israel and affirmed his commitment to revamping the agricultural sector.
“Knowing the adverse condition in which Israel has been able to establish a reputation as a foremost food producing company. I think there is a lot that we can share” – he said
He also insisted this deal was going to ensure agriculture acquired the needed assistance to enable it produce enough food to sustain the Ghanaian economy.
According to the President “Ghana has huge arable land, we have plenty rainfall, we have a lot of sunshine and it makes it conducive for the production of rice, soya bean, tomatoes, fruits and many other products,” he said
By: Benjamin Epton Owusu/Citifmonline.com/Ghana