Gov’t working to update data on agriculture

The Ashanti Regional Director of Agric, Rev. John Manu, has said the government with the support of the Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, will soon conduct a national agriculture census to update the country’s data on agriculture.

Speaking to the GBC’s Garden City Radio today, he noted that the upcoming census will be the first in 40 years since the last national data collection exercise was undertaken.

Towards this end, a nine-day trainer of trainees workshop is being organized by the Ministry of Food and Agric for Enumerators for a successful census.

The national programme, according to Rev. Manu, will last for three months beginning from April and that the emphasis will be on people engaged in agricultural production.

The outcome, he noted, will help to update existing national data on agriculture to help in proper planning in the sector. He appealed for the cooperation of all Ghanaians to make the exercise successful.

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