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August 1st, 2017 / Ghana News Agency

Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister of Food and Agriculture, has called on African governments to embrace and invest in science and technology to transform the agricultural sector.

Dr Akoto said there was no way to develop agriculture without science, adding that it was imperative forAfrican continent to prioritise the role of science in order to improve agricultural productivity.

He made the call in a speech read on his behalf at the opening ceremony of a three-day continental
validation and synthesis workshop on Science agenda for Agriculture in Africa (S3A) in Accra.

The programme is a joint initiative by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), an apex
continental organization responsible for coordinating and advocating for agricultural research for
development, African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services, African Union Commission (AUC), Council for Scientific and Industrial Research among others. Read more