The Government of Ghana has secured an agricultural mechanization facility worth Two Hundred and Fifty Million Dollar from three foreign partners to improve mechanized agriculture under the flagship Planting for Food and Jobs programme, the Minister of Food and Agriculture, Hon.Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto has revealed.
The equipment were secured from India, Czech Republic and Brazil Governments as part of moves to support large and smallholder farmers in the country.
The Minister stated this when he formally launched a Multipurpose Agro Processing factory under the One District One Factory initiative at Jasikan in the Volta Region.
Hon. Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto noted that the machineries will range from basic handheld tools for smallholder farmers to big tractors for large scale farming.