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The Ghana Agricultural Transformation Journey - Shared screen with speaker view
Ranieri Portilho
Ranieri Portilho, Independent Consultant from Padua, Italy
Dr Takemore Chagomoka
Dr Takemore Chagomoka from Seed Co West & Central Africa, based in Accra, Ghana
Ziad Hamoui
Greetings from Borderless Alliance in Accra, Ghana. We collaborate with AGRA on trade advocacy and the free movement of goods across West Africa, currently serving as Co-Chair of the Regional Food Trade Coalition
nicola yates
Warm greetings from Rothamsted Research, UK
Daniel Karanja
Daniel Karanja, from CABI, Nairobi, Kenya
Motin Bashiru
Good afternoon Dr. I am Bashiru, a PhD Student, University of Ghana. I was to come and meet you with Adama from Burkina Faso
Andries Bosma
Greetings from ISRIC - World Soil Information, Wageningen.
Kwesi Atta-Krah
Kwesi Atta-Krah from IITA and also from TAAT - Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation. It is great to be part of this Webinar. Well done AGRA!!
Justine Kagamba
Justine KN Kobusingye, Founder/CEO Vitea Solutions (U) Ltd, a student Masters in Management of Agribusiness Strathmore University Kenya.
Fatih Ermis - Head of Agricultural service Nestle Central
Is there subsidy on aflasafe @MOFA, @Rose Omari?
Rose Omari - Snr. Research Scientist, STEPRI
We have developed a detailed implementation plan and a resource mobilization plan where we identified possible sources of funding. We expect that by sensitizing various MDAs they will integrate aflatoxin issues in their annual budget and workplans
Kwesi Atta-Krah
I appreciate the work of WACCI under the leadership of Prof Danquah. More needs to be done through this WACCI-AGRA partnership. I would also encourage partnership with TAAT and IITA.
AGRA Ghana
You may kindly drop your questions in the Q&A/chat section and our Panelists will address them accordingly
Ziad Hamoui
PPRSD, FDA and GSA made insightful contributions into the "National AfCFTA Development Strategy", including Aflatoxin-related quality standards. This will help us with the appropriate regulatory framework to boost our intra-African trade volumes under the AfCFTA
Rose Omari - Snr. Research Scientist, STEPRI
I am not sure there is a subsidy on Aflasafe yet. That can be advocated for if we can justify that farmers need the subsidy. I think we need to do cost-benefit analysis.
Kwesi Atta-Krah
I want to appreciate AGRA for its focus on linkage with Ghana Government, and beginning with how to support the Government in the realisation of its policy framework described as Planting for Food and Jobs, through integrated and highly partnership-based approaches. What challenges has AGRA experienced through the implementation of this model?
Prof. Eric Danquah - Founding Director of WACCI Uni. OF Ghana
We still do not have a critical mass of plant breeders in the sub region. WACCI now trains students for 19 countries in Africa. For many of the countries that we train for, there is a deficit of plant breeders for many important crops and therefore the need to identify the gaps and deliver to those countries. Our 95 graduates who come from 14 countries have released over 95 varieties many of which are under commercialization. They are also now leading efforts at international collaborations to modernize plant breeding. This is crucial for the future of food security in Africa. In Ghana, we are far from meeting expectations in the number of breeders. The fact some of those we trained will be lost to managing institutions and other responsibilities, the need to sustain the program is urgent. Let me know if you need additional information.
Rose Omari - Snr. Research Scientist, STEPRI
Hi Albert, maximum limits have been set for aflatoxins in various foods e.g. groundnut paste, roasted corn flour. You can get these standards from the Ghana Standards Authority. The technical regulation is also available but not yet online.
Fatawu Abdul-Razak
I have worked with AGRA as a farmer and Extension agent. I will like to thank the organization for the direction it has provided for the agricultural sector. I will want to appeal to the organization to expand the demonstrations sites in beneficiary districts
'Dayo Mosobalaje
Profound appreciation to AGRA and the Ghana govt on this productive partnership. Indeed, there are milestones reported on improved seeds, extension etc but so little said on small scale irrigation. @Forster Baoteng, What is AGRA doing on smallholder farmer-led irrigation financing and adoption especially in view of the 1 Village 1 Dam project? Could AGRA connect to us to finance partners working in the smallholder irrigation space in Gh?
Nixon Gecheo
Good session and good work that AGRA is doing
I would like to know the important bottlenecks in agricultural value chains (AVCs) in Ghana?
Paul Siameh - Director, Directorate of Agr. Extension Service MoFA
Paul SIAMEH,Director,Directorate of Agricultural Extension Services/MOFATel: +233 244641260e-mail: paulsiame@yahoo.co.uk
Kwesi Atta-Krah
Many thanks to Hon Minister and to President Kalibata. This is a great example of successful partnership!!
Idris Yusuf
AfCFTAconnect.com , is a website dedicated to AfCFTA advocacy and sharing only practical interventions related to AfCFTAVisit AfCFTAconnect.comIf you prefer WhatsApp updates ,use this linkhttps://chat.whatsapp.com/CCqZPx3xbCNJxCiiP7z6sKThanks for the session