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Mofa Construct Three Greenhouse Farming Villages - Minister

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has constructed three greenhouse farming villages in Kasoa, Dawhenya and Akomadan and are expected to contribute to a boost in vegetable farming,

Minister for Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said.

 He said each site comprises about 50 hectares of land each of which can accommodate up to 26 greenhouse facilities.

Briefing the media in the Bono East regional capital Techiman, the Minister said greenhouse agenda which is a module under the Planting for Food and Jobs and is expected to boost the agenda for food security, fair prices and exports.

Ghana in collaboration with Israeli companies assisted in the construction of these three (3) Greenhouse Villages with shared features: management, feed and marketing and the project would be under the Israeli’s supervision.

Meanwhile, Some 51 Ghanaian students have returned home from an agriculture training programme in Israel.

They left the country in 2018 for practical agriculture training across cooperative farms in Israel called kibbutz.

Their arrival, the way has been paved for an additional 70 agriculture graduates from Ghana to travel to Israel this year for the same practical training programme.

The 70 are to depart Ghana in September 2019 and return by August 2020.

Source: Kofi Atakora/Joydaddymultimedia.com

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