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Ministry of Food and Agriculture

Address: P. O. Box M37, Accra
Accra
Phone: 021-662961, 663036, 662810
Fax: (+233-21) 668245

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) is the Ministry charged with the development and growth of agriculture in the country with the exception of the Cocoa-Coffee and Forestry sector. Its primary roles are the formulation of appropriate agricultural policies, planning & co-ordination, monitoring and evaluation within the overall national economic development.

Objectives Of MOFA
MOFA seeks to achieve the following objectives:

Improve agriculture productivity, incomes and employment opportunities;
Contribute effectively to balance of payments;
Establish effective agriculture ­ industry linkages; and
Promote balanced regional development.
The Structure Of MOFA
In accordance with government policy of decentralization, MOFA's current structure comprises of:-

1.A National Secretariat made up of four line directorates

Finance and Administration
Policy Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate
Human Resource Development and Management
Statistics, Research, Information and Public Relations
2. Technical Directorates:

Crop Services
Agriculture Extension Services
Plant Protection and Regulatory Services
Agricultural Engineering Services
Animal Production
Veterinary Services
Fisheries
Women in Food and Agricultural Development
3. Regional and District Directorates

Regional Agricultural Development Units
District Agricultural Development Units
4. Sub-vented Organizations.

The Ministry is responsible for four Sub-vented Organizations

Grains and legumes Development Board
Ghana Irrigation Development Authority
Veterinary Council
Fishers Commission