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Ghana: More greenhouses to be installed for all-year-round vegetable production

Preparatory works have started for the second instalment of 100 greenhouses for all-year-round vegetable production in parts of the country.

This follows the successful implementation of the first phase of 100 topvent greenhouses of 6,440 sqm installed in six regions of Ghana, including Greater Accra, Ashanti, Eastern, Central, Volta and Western Regions.

The 200 greenhouse tunnels are expected to produce 32 hectares of vegetables under the Youth in Greenhouse Enterprise project.

The project is funded by the Ghana EXIM Bank and implemented by Agri-Impact Consult, as part of the government’s ‘Planting for Food and Job’ and the One-District-One-Factory programs.

This is aimed at improving vegetable cultivation through increasing investment in greenhouse and other intensive production.

It also aims at reducing the dependency on vegetable imports, creating opportunity for import substitution and more importantly attracting more young people into agriculture and agribusiness to create income and jobs.

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