Farming is noted by many Ghanaian as their backbone from the colonial time to date. Cocoa and foodstuff are just a few to mention.
The MCE of the Sunyani municipality, hon Ansu Kumi said this at the 37th farmers’ day celebration been held at Benue Nkwanta of the Sunyani west municipality in the Bono region.
The chief executive recounted that, planting for food and jobs which was been introduced by the NPP government has marshaled the abundance of food through the country suffered severe drought in 2020 accompanied by covid19.
He says the subsidization of some crops by the government and free distribution of cash crops such as cashew seedlings, mango seedlings, and coconut seedlings show green light in a near future.
He added that the government has battled the fall armyworm invasion in the country by providing free chemicals.
Hon Ansu Kumi says the increased number of agricultural extension officers and supplying them with motorbikes have immensely helped to boost food production in the country.
The municipal agric director, Offosu Dankyira in his address says, in 2018, some farmers received 350,000 cashew seedlings, 4,000 mango seedlings, and 1,800 coconut seedlings all for free.
The first prize of the 37th farmers’ day award went to Robert Kofi Yeboah. He took home a brand new Motor King and other farming equipment.
The MCE pleaded with the youth to take farming a serious business since it is our backbone.