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Policy Gov’t to establish commodity exchange for farmers

He was speaking at the launch of a commercial agriculture investment guide for the northern savannah ecological zone of the country in Accra.

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The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Ekow Spio-Gabrah, has hinted that government will establish commodity exchange for farmers to be abreast with the prices of their produce in the market for realistic prices.

He was speaking at the launch of a commercial agriculture investment guide for the northern savannah ecological zone of the country in Accra.

He said the Ministry of Trade and Industry had initiated programmes geared towards expanding small scale farming, stressing that government plans to establish Export Development Bank to mobilize additional revenue for the domestic and export products.

The Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Ahmed Yakubu Alhassan, on his part called for long term financing to expand agriculture production.

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