The Post-Harvest Management and Trade Division (PHM&TD)of the Fisheries Commission in collaboration with the Feed the Future Ghana Fisheries Recovery Activity (GFRA) holds second Meeting of Post-Harvest stakeholders in the Fisheries Sector from Monday 27th – Wednesday 29th March, 2023 at the Elmina Beach Resort in the Central Region.
The Post-Harvest Fisheries Coordination Meeting was established in 2022 to create a platform for stakeholders and experts in the sector to share information and brainstorm on issues relating to the sector for harmonisation of programs.
Head of the PHM&TD Mad. Janet Anchirinah Gyogluu, in her welcome address noted that, the purpose of the meeting is to share updates on the proceedings of the maiden meeting, discuss new issues that have come up, and build a consensus on how to resolve issues within the Post-Harvest sector in order to consolidate efforts.
Director of Policy, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate (PPMED) of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MoFaD), Mad. Doris Yeboah in her remarks reiterated that, the Post-Harvest sector contributes to food security and the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of the country.
Mad. Yaa Tiwaah Amoah, a Deputy Director with the PHM&TD gave a presentation on status of Post-Harvest sector and annual work plan, 2023 for the Division. As part of the Division’s 2023 work plan, she added that, guidelines, training and extension manuals are being developed.
Mad. Yaa Tiwaah Amoah also noted training of fish processor and trader associations on Group Dynamics as a sub-activity in the 2023 workplan for Post-Harvest Management.
Various stakeholders of the Post-Harvest Fisheries sector gave presentations and progress reports from their respective organisations