Vegetable traders and farmers in the Assin Fosu Municipality in Ghana's Central Region have welcomed their government’s envisioned digitalization agenda as captured in 2022 budget statement that was revealed on Wednesday.
The farmers, who are largely into tomato, onion, shallots, okra, garden-eggs, sweet pepper, carrots, cabbage, chili pepper, and hot pepper hope the move will facilitate information sharing and easy access. It will also enhance productivity, give strong assurance to farmers for ready markets for their produce to sustain national food security and export to better their lot.
The objective is to build on existing programs, such as “Planting for Food and Jobs” and “Rearing for Food and Jobs”, by supporting commercial farming, particularly by the educated youth.
Agro-processing for value addition is to ensure rapid competitive food-import substitution, job creation, exports, and industrialisation.