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WEST AFRICA AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY PROGRAMME (`WAAPP) INNOVATION PLATFORM FACILITATORS TRAINGNING ON SOFT SKILLS

A 3-day training workshop was organized at CSIR-Crops Research Institute (CSIR-CRI) on soft skills for facilitators of Innovation Platforms (IPs) in 1

5 districts of Ghana from 12th to 14th January, 2016. The objectives were to improve the knowledge base of facilitators and functionality of the IPs for effective technology dissemination and adoption and also to improve learning skills, conflict resolution, and multi-stakeholder process among others. Twenty four (24) extension facilitators from 14 districts were brought together for this training.

Ghana to overhaul agric with digital technology — Prez Mahama

Plans are underway to overhaul agriculture through the application of digital technology, President John Dramani Mahama has said.

With over 31 million mobile line subscribers in Ghana, he said the government was poised to apply mobile phone technology to reach out to farmers with new ideas, to improve production and their incomes.

Contributing to discussions at the 2015 Forbes Africa Forum in Brazzaville, Congo last

Tuesday, the President said digitised agriculture had the power to alleviate poverty and create wealth for the people.