Lawyer Fatimatu Abubakar, Deputy Information Minister has called on farmers in the country to roll onto the Ghana Commodity Exchange program which is geared towards providing a regulated market that links buyers and sellers of commodities to trade.
She said out of 320,000 farmers that have been reached, only 32,000 have started trading with the Ghana commodity exchange, encouraging them to take advantage of the program to connect markets, connect people, and provide opportunities through the use of the most modern, interactive and appropriate technology.
She made this statement in an interview on Freedom Radio’s ‘’Yen Man’’ show hosted by Kwaku Aboagye Apenteng.
She said the Ghana Commodity Exchange was going to address issues such as reducing post-harvest losses, lack of storage facilities forcing farmers to sell their products cheap, non-accessibility to market causing farmers to sell their products cheaply to middlemen.
Lawyer Fatimatu indicated that with this system the farmer will not struggle much looking for customers and will have no stress that their products will be destroyed.
She advised the farmers that, should such information reach their outfit they should not hesitate to register and join, because the program is geared towards supporting especially smallholder farmers so that they can reap the benefits of their farming to improve their livelihood.