Assembly Gives Coconut seedlings to Cocoa Farmers
Cocoa farmers agreed to plant coconut seedlings
A few cocoa growers in the Sefwi-Bodi District of the Western North Region have received 55,000 coconut seedlings.
It is part of the Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD) programme for planting in the district.
The project, which is a part of the Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD) program, would increase local crop output.
Also it will put money in farmers’ pockets, and bring in some foreign currency for development.
Farmers in the area had previously experienced low yields and diseases, and it is anticipated that the availability of such enhanced cultivars will improve their quality of life.
Mr. Ignatius Akwasi Amankwah, the district chief executive for the region, urged the farmers to plant at the right time and follow sound agricultural practices to improve production.
In order to complement the output of cocoa, which was quickly running out owing to galamsey activities, he said that coconut farming will be introduced as a different cash crop in the region.
He claimed that the government was prepared to implement a number of actions to improve the nation’s economic situation.