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The Government of Ghana in Partnership with African Development Bank has launched a new programme (Savannah Investment programme) in Tamale.

SIP is aimed at reducing importation of animal protein, enhance competitiveness of the poultry industry, improve small ruminants’ breeds and contribute to improve food and nutrition security.

The launch was held at the Modern City Hotel in Tamale, Participants included the Northern Regional Minister – Hon. Salifu Saeed, Angela Dannson – Director, PPMED, MOFA, Philip Boahen – Chief Agricultural Policy Economist, AfDB, Hon. Dr. Nurah Gyiele – Minister of State for Food and Agriculture, Famers and other stakeholders.

Hon. Salifu Saeed, in his welcome address expressed his excitement and how farmers in the northern region are ready to embrace and ensure the success of the Savannah Investment Programme (SIP) which is also a component of the key project of Government’s rearing for food and Jobs.

Mr. Philip Boahen, Chief Agricultural Policy Economist at African Development Bank elaborated on the objective of the programme, stating that SIP contributes directly to the objectives; Feed Africa strategy of the Africa Development Bank.

SIP has four components: (i) Access to agriculture Finance, (ii) Production Development (iii) Agri-Business and Value Chain Development and Project Management and Institutional Support.

SIP was officially launched by Hon. Dr. Nurah Gyiele – Minister of State for Food and Agriculture.

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