Obuasi MCE encouraged farmers to participate in the PFJ phase 2 program

Last Updated on April 19, 2024 by Admin

The Chief Executive of the Obuasi Municipal Assembly Honorable Elijah Adansi-Bonah has appealed to farmers in the Municipality to take keen interest in the Phase 2 of the Planting for Food and Jobs Program by registering to be part of it.

Speaking at a Durbar held in Obuasi to throw more light on the enormous benefits of the program, Hon. Adansi- Bonah said the program will help ensure food security by boosting agriculture in the Municipality.

The PFJ Phase 2, which was initiated in August, 2023 aims to provide an input-credit guarantee system for farmers to address the challenges faced during the first phase of the programme.

The Municipal MOFA Director Yaw Owusu Donkor Junior in an interview at the sidelines of the durbar said the phase 2 aims to transition from a direct input subsidy to a direct credit system linked to a structured market arrangement.

He said the five-year period of implementing PFJ 2.0 is expected to increase the availability and access to improved inputs, mechanization, extension services, and output markets.

He said the program seeks to address the difficulty in accessing credit facilities, the issue of inadequate productivity and production, deal with the instability of food prices, the insufficient promotion of commercial agriculture and the unreliability of food security and resilience.

The MOFA Director called on new and existing companies and individuals to enroll and benefit from the program.

 The farmers who participated in the durbar were optimistic about the successes of the PFJ phase 2 emphasizing their preparedness to be part of it.



Story by: ISD-OMA

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