UG signs $2.9m agreement with USAID to improve Agriculture research

| Updated Feb 06, 2017 at 4:00am



Agriculture experts at the University of Ghana say the country will encounter challenges with food security by 2050 if new food security crops are not developed.

To prevent this danger, the College of Basic and Applied Sciences and the School of Agriculture sought a $2.9m assistance to facilitate research into new crops.

At the signing ceremony in Accra, the Acting Country Director, USAID Ghana, Andrew Kara said Africa's food security drive will be a mirage if innovations in agricultural research and growth are relegated.

He added that response to local needs and increase in broad base economic growth can only be realised if the approach towards agriculture becomes aggressive.