Friday, April 28, 2017

Farmers Register Under Planting For Food And Jobs' Campaign

3:00:00 AM

More than 27,000 farmers in the Brong-Ahafo Region have registered to benefit from the รข€˜Planting for Food and Jobs campaign, Mr Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister announced on Wednesday.

Speaking at the inauguration of the District Technical Committees for the campaign in Sunyani, the regional minister said 100,000 interested farmers were expected to benefit in the region.

The committees are made up of representatives from the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, District Co-coordinating directors, planning officers and farmers.

Mr Asomah-Cheremeh reaffirmed the governments commitment to provide storage facilities in every district to address the problem of post-harvest losses.

He said under the campaign farmers would feel happy and increase production, and advised the unemployed to engage in farming.

The regional minister said the government had made available ready markets both local and international for beneficiary farmers.

Mr Asomah-Cheremeh reminded the committee that they would provide technical direction to the implementation of the programme and urged the general public to help it.

Mr Godwin Dzansi, the Dormaa Central Municipal Coordinating Director, on behalf of the committees, thanked the regional minister for the confidence reposed in them, and gave the assurance that the committee would work effectively to for the success of the campaign.

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