Over 12, 000 farmers benefiting from ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has stated that some of the government’s agricultural-related flagship programmes are producing  encouraging results.
He cited Planting for Food and Jobs, Planting for Export and Rural Development, Rearing for Food and Jobs, and One Village, One Dam as some of the programmes producing good results. 
For instance, the Vice President, 12,711 farmers are benefiting under the Planting for Food and Jobs with a total cropped area of 18,014 hectares.
Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia
Also, as a result of the subsidised fertilisers, he said, seeds and other farm inputs provided by the government together with the timely sensitisation of farmers on agronomic practices by Ministry of Food and Agriculture staff, there has been a quantum leap in crop yield in the Nandom Municipality.
“Farming season crop yield in the municipality increased by 30% in 2018,” the Vice President stated.

Under the Planting for Export and Rural Development, he added, so far a total of 68,000 cashew seedlings/seeds have been procured and distributed to about 600 farmers in 33 communities across the district.
Dr. Bawumia said this intervention is expected in the long run to be a reliable source of income for farmers. 
BY 24NEWS.NEWS/GHANA

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