UNIDO commends farmers, fishermen

The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO)’s Trade Capacity Building (TCB) Programme, has congratulated all farmers and fishermen in Ghana for the vital role they play in the Ghanaian economy.

The National Project Co-ordinator, Mr. Victor Mills  commenting on the theme for the celebration,  ‘Transform Ghana:  Invest in agriculture’, said  “as the government makes effort to address the challenges facing sustainable value chains of the agricultural sector and creates a better environment for entrepreneurs , farmers  must ensure that their products are in conformity with national and  international standards.”

He said the Trade Capacity Building programme which aimed at enhancing the export potential of targeted sustainable value chains, fruits, cocoa, fish and wood products with important poverty reduction impacts had brought about great improvements in the quality standards in the agricultural sector.

“The UNIDO/TCB Project has since March 2007 improved both technical and human capacity in the conformity assessment institutions and helped developing economies like Ghana to penetrate the international markets with certified goods from accredited testing laboratories,” he added.

The Trade Capacity Building Project is funded by the Swiss Government through the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and implemented by UNIDO in cooperation with the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI).

By Times Reporter

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