(2011), "Going green, growing more", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 60 No. 7. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijppm.2011.07960gaa.003
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Going green, growing more
Article Type: News From: International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Volume 60, Issue 7
A new initiative aimed at developing a strong policy support system in Ghana to drive the country towards the attainment of a green revolution was launched recently in Accra by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, in collaboration with the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa.
The newly established Ghana Policy Nodes and Country Hub program – the first of its kind in Africa – aims to develop progressive national agricultural policies in order to raise productivity, increase household incomes and assure household and national food security.
The programme aims to ensure accelerated and sustained adoption of agricultural technologies by smallholder farmers thereby resulting in increased yields and earnings. Activities will be implemented by Policy Action Nodes and Country Policy Hubs with strong technical and advocacy support from the AGRA Policy Team.
Specific objectives of the Ghana Policy nodes and country hub include: improving seed policies in order to increase adoption of crop varieties; improving policies for adoption of soil health technologies; expanding national and regional markets and trade for staple food crops; securing land and property rights to accelerate investment in sustainable soil, land and water management technologies, as well as enhancing environmental sustainability of technological interventions. A similar programme will be implemented in other countries across Africa including Ethiopia, Mali, Mozambique and Tanzania.