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President John Dramani Mahama on Friday said the Government would turn around the agricultural sector to increase and improve incomes of farmers to step up production.

To achieve this, he said, Government had acquired a 95-million-dollar financial facility to support all sectors of agriculture, fisheries and acquaculture to reduce import bills.

President Mahama said this when he addressed the 30th National Farmers? Day at Sefwi-Wiawso in the Western Region on the theme: ?Eat What You Grow.?

President Mahama said the facility would support farmers in machinery, inputs, extension services, vehicles and other support services to achieve their targets in the coming years.

He said Government was appreciative of the theme in view of the fact that it was doing everything possible to reduce importation of food that the country had comparative advantage in.

President Mahama said Government would also educate farmers to adopt modern farming technologies by availing workable services that would scale-up production in the country.

He encouraged Ghanaians to take up farming as business, and not as a way of life, as it had been perceived in the past.

Source: Andrew Nettey

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