Adaklu marks 33rd Farmers' day
District Chief Executive for Adaklu, Mr. Kadey Phanuel Donkor, has advised his people to use farmers' day as a period to resolve to use agriculture to ensure food sustainability and reduce hunger.
Date Created : 12/5/2017 5:24:17 AM : Story Author : Ghanadistricts.com
According to him: "this day must not only be a fan fair, it must rekindle our resolve to fight hunger and starvation. Let us use the occasion to strive for everlasting food security even for generation yet unborn", he stated.
The DCE who was speaking at the 33rd Farmers' Day celebration on the theme: “Farming for Food and Jobs”, said the launch of the “Planting for Food and Job”, one of the flagship programmes for the government is to ensure that food is readily available at low prices to all. As such all citizens of Adaklu must see this as a call to national duty to cultivate crops to support the government's agenda.
He disclosed that for 2017 in Adaklu District, 400 farmers were registered with the Department of Agriculture to cultivate maize, but only 164 farmers came for the inputs, one hundred (100) farmers were registered for rice cultivation but only 24 farmers came for the inputs.
The development, he stated, does not speak well of the district, and appeal to all citizens of Adaklu to get onto the “Planting for Food and Job” bandwagon and put their shoulders to the wheel for rapid agricultural growth.
He stated that some 750, 000 jobs were created this year alone under the “Planting for Food and Jobs” programme, and this is expected to double in the next farming season in 2018.
He said each district is expected to register at least five thousand (5000) farmers for the programme next year, hence people should take advantage of the ongoing registration to join the programme.