June 18, 2024
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N/R: Soya Value Chain Association of Ghana engage stakeholders in Tamale

The Soya Value Chain Association of Ghana (SVCAG) held a stakeholder consultative meeting in the soya value chain as part of efforts to strengthen production within the Soya industry.

At a one day stakeholder meeting held in Tamale with partnership from the USAID, Yara Ghana, GIZ Ghana and the Agribusiness Office and attended by stakeholders in the Soya Value Chain within the five regions of the Northern part of Ghana.

Soyabeans farmers, aggregators and other actors in the soya value chain interacted with the leadership of SVCAG and sought explanations to efforts at providing lasting solutions to their challenges and concerns within the value chain.

Executive Secretary of Soya Value Chain Association of Ghana, Yaw Afrifa, who spoke to radiotamaleonline.com after the meeting said, some smallholder farmers have had challenges in accessing quality soya seed due to financial challenges and for that matter Soya Value Chain Association of Ghana with support from its certified seed growers and input dealers, smallholder farmers are guaranteed of reliable and sustainable supply of seed and fertilizers.

Executive Secretary of Soya Value Chain Association of Ghana, Yaw Afrifa

According to him, the association works with frontline farmers and input dealers to provide some credit facilities to small holders to enable them to cultivate larger acreages.

He emphasised that in spite of the massive gains over the years, the operations of the Soya Value Chain in Ghana have come under threats from invasion by foreigners who are flooding the market.

The Soya Value Chain Association of Ghana, formed in 2018 is made up of researchers, seed producers, farmers and aggregators, soya oil and cake processors among others with the overall aim of deliberate advocacy, trade facilitation and business linkages and building the capacity of actors within the soya beans value chain.

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