WFP sends digital aid to Ghana agriculture
DEVELOPMENTBy BiztechAfrica - Feb. 17, 2012, 10:22 a.m.
The World Food Program, as part of its efforts to enhance efficient data collection and analysis for food security and nutrition monitoring systems in Ghana, has made available 10 personal digital assistants (PDA), three computers and a vehicle to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture.
Presenting the items to the Minister in charge of the Food and Agriculture ministry, the Country Director of the WFP, Ismail Omer, noted that the donation is intended to enhance effective operations of the Food and Agriculture Ministry statistics, Research and Information Directorate (SRID) and expressed the hope that the equipment would facilitate and strengthen the statistical base of SRID.
“Our expectation is that the unit will maintain the system for periodic performance audit which will ensure food security information on the crops, livestock and poultry and the fisheries sub-sectors,” he said.
The WFP boss gave the assurance of the WFP’s continued support to the ministry towards achieving efficiency in its operations.
The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Kwesi Ahwoi, who received the items, commended the WFP for the kind gesture and was hopeful that the equipment would help introduce new dimensions in the operations in the operations of the SRID and urged the SRID to take good care of the equipment to prolong its life span.
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