ECONOMY OF GHANA LECTURER: DR. RAYMOND DZIWORNU. ECONOMY OF GHANA GROUP 4 MEMBERS CONFIDENCE, GEORGE JEMIMA, EMMANUEL, PRINCE, FIDELIS REJOICE, MATILDA FRANKLIN, SAMUEL. PRESENTATION ON GOVERNMENT’S INTERVENTIONS TO ENSURING FOOD SECURITY IN GHANA.
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OBJECTIVES:At the end of the presentation the student will be able to:
What is food?
What is security?
What is food security?
The various interventions taken by the Ghana government to ensuring food security in the country. These are:1.Youth in agriculture program (YIAP)2. Agricultural mechanization3. National Food Buffer Stock Company (NAFCO)4. African Monitoring of Environment for Sustainable Development (AMESD)5. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)6. Savanna Accelerated Development Authority (SADA)
Images on Youth In Agriculture Program (YIAP)
Images on Agriculture Mechanization
African Monitoring of Environment for Sustainable Development (AMESD)
The use of earth observation technologies or satellites
to know the changes in climate and seasons
National Food Buffer Stock Company (NAFCO)
It is a government institution that buys excess products from farmers, stores it, distribute and even sell it at affordable prices during shortage of products.
Some functions of NAFCO includes:
NAFCO over the years has boosted food stock through:
Stabilizing Food Grain Supply and Price.
Ensuring Emergency Food Reserve.
Therefore, NAFCO food reserves could be used as an emergency food relief.
Problems of implementation of policies are:
The policies concerning the improvement of food security should be a legal mandatory tool to every government in their tenure of office.
END OF PRESENTATION
TIME FOR DISCUSSIONS AND QUESTIONS
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