The Ghanaian Farmer TV show on Joy Prime has launched a support platform that allows local farmers to receive tools and machinery to boost their farming activities in Ghana.
According to the Executive producer and host of the interactive show, Enyonam Manye, there is a huge gap when it comes to resourcing farmers.
She said to ensure the sustainability and growth of the farming industry, especially among the smallholder farmers, even though there is some support from government.
“According to statistics from the Food and Agriculture Organisation in Ghana, about 52% of the labour force is engaged in agriculture, 29% in services and 19% in industry. Approximately, 39% of the farm labour force are women.
“Even though it is largely unattractive among the youth, agriculture contributes to 54% of Ghana’s GDP, and accounts for over 40% of export earnings, while at the same time providing over 90% of the food needs of the country.
“Ghana’s agriculture is predominantly smallholder, traditional and rain-fed. It is in this regard, The Ghanaian Farmer TV Show has a tailored segment dabbed; #Supportthefarmer where it seeks support from individuals or organizations to assist local farmers with tools and machinery that will aid them to expand their operations and facilitate good yields”.
The Ghanaian Farmer team by way of doing this presents a tool to each farmer visited, to motivate and show its support to the development of the sector. Three farmers have already benefitted from the initiative.
The Ghanaian Farmer team by way of doing this presents a tool to each farmer visited, to motivate and show its support to the development of the sector.
There is, therefore, a call on donors and philanthropists to get on board by adopting a farm or supporting a farmer through the initiative and donate any farming tool of choice to motivate gallant farmers throughout the country.
Donors who wish to support this initiative can call 0554-830431.
The Ghanaian Farmer TV Show airs on Joy Prime and on DSTV channel 281 every Monday @2:30pm.