By Joyce Bedeley:
Post-harvest losses remain one of the major challenges that confront farmers after harvesting their yields.
According to the CEO of the Gratis Foundation, Mr. Emmanuel Asiedu, agro processing is very necessary in farming since it prevents post-harvest losses and also fetches farmers more income. He said this during an interview with Edwin Larbi on Rite FM’s Agrotech.
According to him, agro processing, apart from its lucrative nature, also adds value to the farm product. He therefore cautioned that farmers consider their expectations before going into Agro processing.
Meanwhile, Mr. Eric Darko- a fruit manufacturer also urged the Ministry of Agric to consider agro processing to strengthen the foundation of Ghana’s economy . He emphasized that; agro processing should be made a top priority in the agric sector.