Promote B-BOVID's agricultural model – US Ambassador

Pretsir (W/R), Aug.
23, GNA – Ambassador Robert Peter Jackson, the United States Ambassador to
Ghana, has pledged to engage the Ministry of Agriculture in promoting the
Building Business on Values Integrity and Dignity (B-BOVID) model of farming in
the country.

B-BOVID, a Ghanaian
agricultural business based in Pretsir in the Ahanta West District, promotes
sound agricultural practices and ecological farming.

It also organises
community outreach programmes to encourage small holder farmers to adopt modern
technology, promote healthy lifestyles and nutrition and educates farming
communities on the impact of climate change and land degradation.

Ambassador Jackson,
who visited the farmlands of B-BOVID as part of his official working visit to
the Western Region, said “this agricultural model offers real opportunities for
commercial agriculture and B-BOVID has shown the variety of things a farmer can
do with little imagination”.

He said one of the
key areas of the United States Agency for International Development support to
Ghana was agriculture and the need for improved food security.

So far, he said,
about 38 million dollars have been invested under the feed the future programme
for agriculture including aquaculture as well as sustainable fisheries.

His visit to
B-BOVID, he added, was to ascertain the work being done there.

Currently, the World
Bank has selected B-BOVID as one of the model farms in the country to be
promoted as the ideal farming model that other farmers could tap in to empower
themselves and change their fortunes.

Mr Issa Ouedraogo,
Managing Director of B-BOVID, took the Ambassador and his team round the mill,
the fish pond, the piggery, kraal, poultry and the ICT learning centre among
other places.

He expressed
gratitude for the visit and called for more government support in the form of
long term soft loans.

GNA

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