ADAKLU: 100,000 seedlings to be distributed to farmers
The Adaklu District Assembly has commenced distribution of cashew seedlings in the district under the government flagship program, Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD).
Date Created : 9/18/2020 5:40:36 AM : Story Author : Theresa Workartey/ghanadistricts.com
The Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD) programme was carved as a strategic decentralized national tree crop development programme, is tailored at easing the country's over-dependence on cocoa as cash crop.
The programme is also aimed at scaling up the cultivation of some selected tree crops namely cashew, oil palm, coconut, coffee, mango, cotton, citrus, shea and para- rubber.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area Donkor Kadey disclosed that a total number of 100,000 cashew seedlings would be distributed to the farmers at no cost.