How to sustainably intensify agriculture in Ghana? Recommendations for expanding the focus of the Planting for Food and Jobs Programme

This briefing paper provides evidence why, and sets out recommendations for how, the government of Ghana should seize the opportunity to build on its success with the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) programme in boosting agricultural productivity by:

  1. Reforming farm input subsidies by including organic fertilisers to promote increased production.
  2. Achieving economically viable use of chemical fertiliser through an integrated soil fertility management approach.
  3. Promoting climate smart agriculture and agro-ecological farming practices for a more sustainable and climate resilient approach to agriculture.

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