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Agriculture in Ghana US supports agric with $10m

The move is to meet International standards and guidelines for agriculture produce into the US market as well as ensure sanitary and phytosanitary compliance.

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The United State government is committing $10 million to boost agriculture production in Ghana.

The move is to meet International standards and guidelines for agriculture produce into the US market as well as ensure sanitary and phytosanitary compliance.

The US ambassador to Ghana, Mr Robert P. Jackson, made it known at a breakfast meeting organised by the Airport Residential Area branch of the Action Chapel recently.

In a speech, Ambassador Jackson said Ghanaian companies should take advantage of the African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA).

AGOA was signed in May 2000 and offers  tangible incentives for African countries to continue their efforts to open their economies and build free markets.

He said: "the extension provides certainty for Ghanaian producers and US buyers regarding access to the US market. It creates a stable environment that encourages increased investments in Ghana”.

The breakfast meeting is once every two months for diplomatic missions in Ghana to interact with local businesses and explore business opportunities in their respective countries Ghanaians can take advantage of.

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