Farmers and traders in the Assin Fosu Municipality in Ghana’s Central Region have praised the government’s proposed digitalization agenda, which was revealed in the 2022 budget statement on Wednesday.

Tomato, onion, shallots, okra, garden eggs, sweet pepper, carrots, cabbage, chilli pepper, and hot pepper farmers hope the move will make information sharing and access easier. It will also boost productivity by assuring farmers of ready markets for their produce, ensuring national food security and allowing them to export to improve their situation.

The objective is to build on existing programs, such as “Planting for Food and Jobs” and “Rearing for Food and Jobs”, by supporting commercial farming, particularly by the educated youth.

Agro-processing for value addition is to ensure rapid competitive food-import substitution, job creation, exports, and industrialisation.