Saturday 3rd September, 2016
Albert Futukpor, GNA
Tamale, Sept. 3, GNA
– Agricultural Advisory Services Network of Ghana (AASN-Ghana) has been
launched to provide accurate, timely and reliable information along the
agricultural value chain to stakeholders in the country.
which is a network of experts and stakeholders in the agricultural value chain,
will work to bring together actors in the agricultural sector to share data and
best practices as well as strategize on ways to reach farmers for better
Chief Issahaku Yabyure
Jesiwuni, Coordinator of AASN-Ghana, who spoke during the launch in Tamale,
said AASN-Ghana became necessary to streamline the provision of agricultural
services including extension to smallholder farmers to improve production.
Chief Jesiwuni said
AASN-Ghana would work to promote and facilitate access of members to innovative
technologies and improved advisory service provision to agricultural producers,
processors, marketers and other value chain actors spread across the country.
He said AASN-Ghana
would champion the cause of smallholder farmers adding it was currently
conducting a research on the impact of agricultural extension services delivery
in the country.
Mrs Cecilia Addae, a
representative of Africa Lead, urged AASN-Ghana to work closely with the youth
and women groups to promote agricultural production.
AASN-Ghana is hosted
by the Business and Development Consultancy Centre (BADECC), a Tamale-based
organization, and supported by Africa Lead.