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Ghana: USD$5.7 million to support agric sector

A total of GHC 28.5 million (USD$5.7 million) has been released to one hundred and thirty-five beneficiaries in the public and private sectors by the Export, Agricultural and Industrial Development Fund (EDAIF).

A statement released by EDAIF, signed by the Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Baffour Osei said the beneficiaries were from poultry, agricultural production, Agra-processing and manufacturing sectors. He added that EDAIF will continue to support Ghanaian producers and entrepreneurs.

“The Export Trade, Agricultural and Industrial related activities of three public sector institutions were also supported to enable them implement a number of projects”.
“A new phase of the EDAIF funded mango project, which is in its sixth year of implementation, was also supported”

Dr. Bafuor Osei Financial support was approved to expand the mango cultivation by an additional 2,800 acres in all regions of the country in 2015.

“The Board and Management of EDAIF wish to encourage small-holder Ghanaian cooperatives, associations and businesses to contact the organization for further information” the statement said.

Source: pulse.com.gh

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