The 2016 presidential candidate of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Dr. Edward Mahama, has skewered growth in the agriculture sector, saying the sector has become non performing.

“Agriculture has become a non performing agriculture sector growing at zero per cent," he said.

“The rather slow pace of agriculture modernization and low level of participation in an otherwise productive sector is unfortunate,” he added.

Mahama said with the right programs in place and properly “planned and executed,” he is convinced young people will be motivated to venture into agriculture.

“The PNC is convinced that if the government programs are properly planned and executed the youth can get into agriculture as happened in the operation feed yourself policy under the Acheampong regime,” he said.

“The PNC will adopt a climate smart approach to agriculture by making use of irrigation projects,” he said.