Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, United States (US) Representative to the United Nations has said that the US Government has scheduled a $2. 5 million development assistance in Ghana is to support farmers to increase food production.
She declared that the US government was worried about the difficulties farmers were encountering in the country and that it would be collaborating and assisting them to increase food production.
She made this statement after a visit to a maize demonstration farm in Nangbagu, Sagnarigu Municipality of the Northern Region, to speak with the farmers particularly the women about their challenges with food insecurity.
She also interacted with grains and other foodstuff traders at the Aboabo Market in Tamale to learn about their challenges.
The farmers raised issues of high prices of fertiliser and its shortage on the market, and also climate change related rainfall variability pattern, which are affecting crop yields.
Amb. Thomas-Greenfield said: “We are concerned about that and look forward to working with them and supporting them through United States Agency for International Development (USAID). We just provided 2.5 million dollars to support fertiliser and production in the country.”
She called on all partners to work to boost food production saying, “While the US is the largest funder, we need others to step up to the place as well to provide funding so that we can get out of these crises.”