Government has formulated a blueprint after strong demands by Civil Society Organizations led by SEND-Ghana for a strategic framework to guide the flagship planting for foods and jobs program.
Various CSOs have argued that, the absence of the operational strategy in the first year of its implementation is paving loopholes in gathering information to improve on the gains of the program.
SEND-GHANA is however zealous to lead other CSOs in the review of the draft document meant to take care of the challenges on land rights and support for smallholder farmers among other related problems.
At a National Multi-Stakeholder Conference on Planting for Food and Jobs in Accra, a Programmes Officer at SEND-GHANA, Rachel Gyabaah, indicated that, there is a draft strategic plan, which is the implementing document, which needs a concerted efforts by all CSOs and stakeholders to sit together to discuss with the Ministry to find out their main challenges and their plan for 2018.
“We will also come together to review that document based on our monitoring experiences when we think that government should make some modification, we can make an input and present to them for the successful implementation of the project” Rachel reiterated.
According to her, the review meeting on the strategic plan will be held on March 1, 2018 and by March 15 “we will be able to present our inputs to the Ministry,” she added.
The Conference formed part of an Oxfam GB funded programme dubbed, “Promoting Food Security and Agricultural Governance in Ghana”. It aims contribute to a food secured Ghana by influencing the government of Ghana to invest in supporting smallholder farmers and securing their land rights.
Source: Sammy Adjei