March 21, 2018

The Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr. Akoto Afriyie has indicated to Parliament that 45 warehouses will be built across the country, about 2,000 metric tons capacity to serve as the food buffer stock hub for the country.

According to the Minister, it is under the “Planting for Food and Job” project to ensure that there are no post-harvest loses under the PFJ.

He further pointed out that farmers are being encouraged to use simple mechanized reapers or harvesters, dryers as well as good transportation methods.

The post-harvest loss include activities as threshing, winnowing drying, losses along the chain during haulage storage/warehousing and processing.

Again to reduce post-harvest loss of grains legumes, and other food commodities it is very essential under the marketing component of the Planting for Food and Job (PFJ).

Minister of Food and Agriculture noted that the Ministry is liaising with a number of electronic platform operators who are assisting the efficient information transmission to enable chain actors, including farmers to access marketing information on major commodities

And added that, the effort is helping in the stabilization of food prices across the country.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/