Tony Blair Institute of Global Change to partner gov’t in the agric sector

Former UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair has indicated that his institution is partnering the Government of Ghana to improve its flagship agricultural programmes.

He was speaking at a meeting with Ghana’s Agric Minister, Dr. Akoto Afriyie.

He told the minister his outfit has identified government’s agric policies as the best.

“We have witnessed the progress that Ghana has been making in the field of agriculture and improving yields and food to the people. We have a partnership with government…We are trying to help the government with its programme for development in the country and its economic progress. And we have just been discussing how we can do that.”

The Tony Blair Institute of Global Change wants to help government boost its policies of Planting for Food and Jobs as well as the recently launched Planting for Export and Rural Development.

The Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD) was recently launched by President Akufo-Adso with the aim to help stabilize the economy.

The programme aims to promote rural economic growth and improve household incomes of rural farmers.

Under the program, farmers will receive certified improved seedlings, extension services, business support and regulatory mechanisms.

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