The Food and Agriculture Minister, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto says processes are underway to expand the country’s agricultural economy which depends on cocoa to include other six cash crops.

At a press conference on Sunday, the Minister noted that Ghana has been operating a mono agriculture economy for more than a century and needs to exploits other seedlings that could rake in more revenue.

According to him, “the Akufo-Addo government is determined that this monopoly is broken.”

He, therefore, noted that fundamental procedures that will ensure that the production of the crops; coconut, oil palm, rubber, cashew, shea nut, and coffee, has been strategically planned and is being executed in various parts of the country.

“Government has put into the ground seeds to ensure that in the next eight to 10 years the country is going to earn as much as we are earning now from cocoa today which is about $2.5 billion a year,” he told the media.

Citing Côte d’Ivoire, the Minister noted that the country’s neigbouring country is making $15 billion annually form the production and export of five cash crops.

With the conducive weather in the country, he was optimistic that the vision of government will materialize.

“We have now as a very strategic precision we have engineered a process with the creation of the Authority; Tree Crop Development Authority in place to ensure that this happens to the six crops,” he stressed.