As part of its core mandate to improve crop productivity and ensure the development of value chain and Agribusiness in the Savannah Zone of Ghana, the Savannah Zone Agricultural Productivity Improvement Project (SAPIP) in collaboration with Ghana Grains Council organized grain quality standards and food safety training for some farmers and stakeholders in the agricultural sector in Tamale.
The regional coordinator of SAPIP, Mr. Felix N Darimani delivered the welcome address to start the training. In his address, he explained the reason for the training and also urged participants to ensure the practice of the skills they will be impacted with; as that will increase the quality seeds they produce to meet the standards of the bigger market.
Mrs. Emily Boahen of Ghana grain council took participants through the approve standards of storing seeds and ensuring quality seeds that are aflatoxin free and also how farmers can meet the requirements of the bigger market who are interested in their produce.
The training involved a power point presentation by Mrs. Emily Boahen, a practical and deliberation session involving the farmers and other stakeholders.
The African Development Bank (AFDB) launched the feed Africa Strategy which aims to transform African agriculture into a competitive and inclusive agribusiness sector that creates wealth and improves livelihoods in an environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable manner.