Stakeholders discuss progress of the food system resilience project in Ghana
Stakeholders discussed progress in the implementation of the Food System Resilience Project (FSRP) to improve food and nutrition security in Ghana.
The FSRP is a regional project implemented in six African countries to improve food security in the sub-region, including Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Togo, Chad and Ghana with funding from the World Bank.
Participants were drawn from agencies under the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, CSIR, Agriculture, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) focused on food security such as Esoko, among others, during the a meeting held in Koforidua.
The workshop was to collect inputs from all stakeholders in the implementation document and disseminate information on the progress made so far in the implementation of the FSRP in Ghana.
It is a response to food system challenges comprising production, high-cost foods, food storage and processing as well as trade, among others, in the six implementing countries to improve food safety food for vulnerable people.
Mr. Osei Owusu Agyeman, Ghanaian Coordinator of the FSRP noted that despite huge investments made by countries in the sub-region in agriculture, climate change and other impacts were threatening food systems and food security.
Components of the FSRP include support to food system improvement agencies such as the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the Crops and Food Research Institutes of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture Agriculture (MOFA) and allied agencies to strengthen their activities in the fight against deficits. in Food Security.
As part of the project deliverables, rehabilitation of irrigation systems and mechanization of agriculture and others to improve yields, storage systems as well as trade facilitation would be focused on the maximum objectives of the project.