|Implement Mechanised Agric In All Districts|
|Friday, 29 January 2010 12:21|
The Farmers Network in the Nanumba South District of the Northern region has appealed to the government to implement an ambition mechanised agriculture programme in all districts in the country.
Under the programme, the network called on the ministry of Food and Agriculture to establish at least one mechanisations centre that will have full complement of machinery necessary for enhance agricultural production.
These were contained in a statement issued and signed by the network chairman Alhaji Asmiju and secretary, Imoro Bawa Abdulai at Wulensi, he said it will offer farmers easy access to tractor service throughout the year.
The statement suggested that the seven dams in the district should be rehabilitated and new ones constructed to improve upon irrigation, animal watering and agro-processing in the area to boost dry season gardening.
According to the statement, though agriculture is the mainstay of Ghana’s economy, the vast majority of farmers are aged and do consider farming as a business while the youth also shield away from farming.
The statement stressed the need for the assembly to put in measures in the sector in order to accelerate the implementation of its policy on modernisation of agriculture through the expansion of its youth in modern Agriculture programme to cover crops, livestock, fisheries and agribusiness.
The statement called for the inclusion of the Farmers Network in the supply of the food in the School Feeding Programme, create ready market for yam production as well as establish strong facility in the block farming programme to reduce the country’s over reliance on importation.
Source: ISD (Emmanuel Buorokuu, Nanumba South)