The Poultry Farmers Association of Ghana is impressing on government to as a matter of urgency use the phase two of the planting for food and jobs initiative reduce the instances of cereal importation by its members to feed their birds.

This comes on the back of an earlier announcement by government to prioritize the soon to be activated phase two of the Planting for Food and Jobs which is geared towards the production of more grains and cereals.

Kwame Ntim Doudo is the immediate Past President of the Greater Accra Poultry Farmers Association, and he has been speaking to Citi Business News.

“When it comes to the soybean meal, about 90 percent is imported. When we have the land that can do this but because of production here we have had to rely on the imported soybean meal. So, this problem that the policy must seek to address,” he said.

“We have to take a cue from Nigeria which is more populous than Ghana with respect to numbers but is poultry sufficient,” he added.

Planting for Food and Jobs is a flagship agricultural Campaign of the Government, with five (5) implementation modules.

The first module PFJ (Crops) aims to promote food security and immediate availability of selected food crops on the market and also provide jobs.

This module was officially launched by H. E. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo at Goaso on April 19, 2017 in the then Brong Ahafo Region.