USAID to equip Agriculture, Agribusiness Unit of Ghana Finance Ministry

USAIDThe United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Finance have signed an agreement in which USAID will support improved agricultural data analysis, fund the recruitment of a technical advisor, train staff and provide equipment to the Agriculture and Agribusiness Unit of the Ministry of Finance.

The agreement was signed by the Minister for Finance, Seth Terkper and the USAID/Ghana Mission Director, Ms. Cheryl Anderson in Accra on June 20, 2013, a statement from the US Embassy in Accra has said.

According to the agreement, the Agriculture and Agribusiness Unit will compile, analyze and summarize information from across the government of Ghana and external sources to advice policy makers on microeconomic developments and policy issues in the agricultural sector.

“This support to the Agriculture and Agribusiness Unit will be a driving force to make sure that policy makers have the right information to make tough decisions and look critically at various options available to them,” Ms. Anderson said.

By Dorcas Appiah

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