27,000 FARMERS IN GHANA’S BRONG-AHAFO REGION REGISTER FOR PLANTING FOR FOOD AND JOBS CAMPAIGN

SUNYANI, GHANA– More than 27,000 farmers in Brong-Ahafo Region (PROVINCE) in central Ghana have registered to participate in the government’s newly launched “Planting for Food and Jobs” initiative, says the Minister for Brong-Ahafo Region, Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh.

Speaking at the inauguration of the District Technical Committees being set up for the campaign in Sunyani, the capital of Bronh-Ahafo Region, on Wednesday, the minister said 100,000 interested farmers were expected to participate in the initiative in the region.

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

Asomah-Cheremeh re-affirmed government’s commitment to provide storage facilities in every district to address the problem of post-harvest losses. Under the campaign, farmers would be supported in their effort to increase production, and he advised the unemployed to consider the benefits in farming.

The regional minister said the government had made available ready markets both local and international for participating ry farmers. He also reminded the members of the committees of the unique role they play and urged the general public to support them.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK