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Abundance of food in Ghana because of Planting for Food and Jobs programme – Akufo-Addo

BY: Getrude Ankah Nyavi
President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) programme has vindicated his government since there is an abundance of food in Ghana.

“Thanks to the Planting for food and jobs programme food is in abundance in our country”, he said.

President Akufo-Addo said this while delivering the State of the Nation Address in Parliament on Tuesday January 5, 2021 before the dissolution of the 7th Parliament on January 6, 2021.

The State of the Nation Address was to give an account of his tenure in office from Jan 7, 2017 to Jan 6, 2021.

Planting for Food and Jobs is a flagship agricultural campaign of the government, with five implementation modules.

The first module of the PFJ - Crops - is focused on promoting food security and immediate availability of selected food crops on the market and also provide jobs.

The module was officially launched by President Akufo-Addo at Goaso on April 19, 2017 in the then Brong Ahafo Region.

The five modules are Food Crops, Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD), Greenhouse Technology Villages (3 Villages), Rearing for Food and Jobs (RFJ) and Agricultural Mechanization Services (AMSECs).