‘Improve access to technology for women’

Dr Ahmed Yakubu Alhassan, the Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture in charge of Crops, has called for improved access to technology for women in agriculture to enhance their production.

He said despite the enormous contribution women farmers made to agriculture and food production in Ghana, they were still strongly disadvantaged in access to land and technology.

Dr Alhassan was speaking at the opening of a two-day National Multi-stakeholder Consultative Conference on Agriculture Investment, Gender and Land in Ghana, organised by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and its partners in Accra.

The Minister said to make agricultural investments more inclusive and beneficial to the rural population, especially women, there was the need to promote dialogue.

“The sharing of knowledge and experiences will enhance our capacity to promote investments that bring substantive benefits to the local population, increase income and food security of smallholder families, and foster the vibrancy of our rural economies and societies,” he said.


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