Manifesto Promises - Agriculture and Rural Development

Promise Status
Support selected products with storage, transportation, marketing and distribution Delivered
Support private seed growers to increase supply of improved seeds to farmers Delivered
Support accelerated development of selected products including grains, vegetables, fruits, tubers, oil palm, cotton, shea, cashew, cocoa, horticulture, livestock, fisheries and poultry Delivered
Revive the Grains Development Board Delivered
Reintroduce compensation payments under the cocoa disease control programme Delivered
Reform and revive the National Buffer Stock Company Delivered
Provide patrol boats to stop foreign fishing vessels Delivered
Promote cattle ranching and facilitate land acquisition for its development Delivered
Place fisherfolk directly in charge of subsidised inputs at local outlets Delivered
Increase subsidies on retail prices of seeds, fertilizers and other agrochemicals Delivered
Improve fertilizer distribution Delivered
Have discussions with Burkina Faso for a more controlled spillage of the Bagre dam Delivered
Expand local processing of cocoa Delivered
Establish a Ghana Commodity Exchange Delivered
Ensure farming inputs are available in farming communities and at affordable prices Delivered
Encourage local poultry meat processing Delivered
Collaborate with the private sector to develop infrastructure for inland farming Delivered
Work to achieve the UN-Recommended 1 Extension Officer to 500 Farmers Delivering
Use government purchasing power to create demand for locally-produced food items Delivering
Upgrade the road infrastructure connecting farming communities to marketing centers Delivering
Support private sector to expand local production of poultry feed and veterinary products Delivering
Revive agricultural research at CSIR and faculties in public universities Delivering
Revamp existing mechanization centres and support the private sector to establish, manage, and provide affordable mechanisation services to farmers Delivering
Rehabilitate existing public irrigation schemes (Vea especially) and develop new ones in the North & Afram Plains Delivering
Provide mechanism to capture the water released by the annual spillage at Bagre Dam, and use for irrigation purposes Delivering
Provide framework for smallholder farmers to undertake block farming and providing incentives, including land banks, for large scale commercial farm investors Delivering
Institute anti-dumping measures on poultry Delivering
Implement "One Village, One Dam" community-owned/managed irrigation policy Delivering
Facilitate stakeholder-controlled establishment of the Cashew Marketing Authority Delivering
Facilitate access to credit for poultry industry Delivering
Establish Livestock Development Centers in the three agro-climatic zones Delivering
Ensure farmers receive increased producer prices plus bonuses to encourage high production volumes Delivering
Ensure cocoa farmers receive stable prices/protected against exchange rate effects Delivering
Ensure availability as well as effective and transparent distribution of pre-mixed (Premix) fuel Delivering
Enforce the fisheries management policies in the Fisheries Act of 2002 (Act 625) to stop pair trawling and other illegal fishing methods Delivering
Develop capacity for local fertilizer production using gas and petroleum resources Delivering
Continue building landing sites at Cape Coast, Mumford, Teshie, Axim, Keta, Ada, Jamestown & Winneba Delivering
Cocoa Sector Interventions to support targeted production of over 1 million tonnes per annum, including spraying and replanting of cocoa trees Delivering
Accelerate aquaculture and promote extensive fish farming throughout the country Delivering
Restore the Korle Lagoon, including reintroduction of its fish stocks Pending
Promote local production of fishing nets and other inputs Pending
Facilitate access to farmlands by youth in cocoa producing areas as well provide other schemes to attract them Pending
Enact and enforce laws requiring limiting cattle grazing to designated, fenced-in areas Pending
Eliminate import duties on fishing equipment like nets and outboard motors Pending