The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has showed it is partnering the gov’t of Ghana under its “Planting for Food and Jobs Program.”
The partnership which is through the Ministry of Food and Agriculture is, specifically targeted at the “One District One Warehouse,” to help Ghana’s supply chain management which according to it, has the potential to strengthen the agricultural marketing channels and position Ghana to play a major role in the region and sub-region for supply of foods.
National Coordinator of Sustainable Foods System WFP Ghana Country Office, Mr Nanga Kaye said this at the launch of the 8th Annual Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Conference and Exhibitions in Accra on Tuesday.
The conference which is to take place at the Tamale Sports Stadium on October 3 to 5, 2018 is to assist farmers and agribusinesses to expand their businesses before and after harvesting; and it’s expected to bring together farmers, buyers, input dealers, manufactures, development partners, financial institutions among others.
Mr Kaye said a strong agribusiness supply chain would enable Ghana to compete in modern consumer-driven markets, adding that that would lead to improvement of life of Ghanaians specially smallholder farmers.
He said, we at WFP see room for improvement in Ghana’s food supply chains from production to distribution of foods. We could point out and assess the structural and logistics bottlenecks which drive up inefficient and cause to colossal amount of food waste every year.”
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