Government Will Invest In Agric To Boost The Economy- DCE
Government plans to commitment to investing in programmes to ensure the Agric Sector remains the backbone of the Ghanaian economy.
Government will continue to create robust environment. It will also put in place all necessary interventions for the rapid growth of the sector according to Joe Sam.
The DCE made these pronouncements at the 38th National Farmers’ Day Celebration at Dawa Korlewa. The event’s theme was “Accelerating Agriculture Through Value Addition”.
Under the Planting for Food and Jobs Program, the district had benefitted from a significant quantity of improved seeds and fertilizers which were sold to over 500 farmers at subsidized prices to improve the farms, Hon Sam revealed.
He added that the district is currently collaborating with the Ghana Buffer Stock Company. The deal provides ready market for the farmers to minimize post harvest losses which had always characterize bumper harvest.
He urged farmers to take advantage of all the interventions in place in the Agric Sector. Doing so will equip them to produce more in order to supply the requirements of processing industries.
The District Director of the Department of Agriculture, Vladimir Debrah Agyekum disclosed that the department recognises the roles women play in agriculture value chain.
Debrah Agyekum added that the department also ensures free supply of cockerels to the women in poutry production. They are to cross their local breeds so to increase the market value and their income status.
Moses Tetteh who has been farming over 18years from Bormase was awarded the District Best Farmer of the year.
He took home a tricycle, cutlasses, knapsack sprayer, wellington boots, a radio set, a half piece of wax prints, weedicides and a certificate as his prize.
Twelve (12) other farmers including a physically challenged person received various awards.