Agricultural growth needs to move from donor-dependency to profitable trade-driven agriculture. That’s coming from the President Ghana Agricultural Chamber of Commerce.
Some analysts have attributed the decrease in agricultural investment, as well as a decline in the performance of the agricultural sector to low public investments.
Majority of Africa’s population live in the rural areas and agriculture is the main source of such dwellers’ livelihood. Meanwhile, access to agricultural credit is a challenge in developing countries.
The agric sector investments usually come from donor agencies rather than government committing its own resources to the sector.
But President Ghana Agricultural Chamber of Commerce, Philip Abayori believes agriculture in the country must not be hinged on donor funds.
He is also calling on government to invest in agric irrigations rather than the sector being climate driven.