Transitioning to Agroecological Agriculture: Transforming Ghana’s Agriculture to realize Food Sovereignty

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The objective of this policy brief is to help the Ministry of Food and Agriculture identify strategic policy directions and reform areas that are fundamental to accelerating and sustaining national food security, strengthening livelihoods and building assets for farmers, especially among small holder farmers and farm workers, and catalyzing equitable growth by deepening and scaling agroecological practices across Ghana so as to realize food sovereignty. Therefore, this policy brief seeks to help Ghana transform its agriculture sector, so that it is more equitable, promotes gender equality, does not destroy the environment, promotes biodiversity and is more culturally appropriate and sustainably productive.

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Key Messages

We need a radical shift in agriculture –a shift from industrial agriculture towards agroecological agriculture.

 

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