EJN Calls for Political Debate on Agrarian Transformation
Date: 16th October 2012
As part of its contribution to issues-
The Economic Justice Network (EJN), a national platform of civil society organisations devoted to equitable national economic development, is made up of trade unions, farmers’ organisations, associations from industry and services, women’s rights and equality organisations, faith-
Talking on rural transformation and agriculture, Tetteh Hormeku of the Third World Network-
Impressive views were expressed by farmers. ‘Farmers and producers are interested in a comprehensive approach to the issue of agriculture in Ghana. We are interested in irrigation dams, farm inputs and factories that can absorb the produce from us. Ghana cannot continue to import food when we can produce the same here if the needed political light is turned on it’, Mohammed Nashiru, the President of Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana, stated.
At this stage of our development, the EJN is calling for policies that link agriculture and industry. Unless there is value addition to agricultural produce and the production constraints tackled purposefully by the Government, food self sufficiency will continue to elude Ghanaians. The EJN therefore hopes that the issues on agrarian transformation will equally take centre stage on the political debates as the Country heads towards the December polls.
For further clarification contact: Ibrahim Akalbila, 0244635699; Sylvester Bagooro; 0269613132
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