Asikuma Assembly distributes 11,000 Oil Palm Seedlings to farmers
A total of about 11,000 oil palm seedlings have been distributed to 160 farmers in the Asikuma Odobeng Brakwa (AOB) District in the Central Region under the government’s Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD) Programme.
Date Created : 8/21/2019 4:16:45 AM : Story Author : Nana Kesse/Ghanadistricts.com
The Planting for Rural Development is one of the agricultural flagship programmes rolled out by the Akufo Addo-led administration to support farmers, and the youth especially, by motivating them to go into farming rather than migrating to urban centres in quest of jobs which are nonexistent.
Mr Isaac Odoom, District Chief Executive (DCE) of the area said, the supply of various seedlings to farmers would serve as value chain to produce raw materials to feed factories under the One District One Factory (1D1F) Programme to help mitigate unemployment situation in the district and the country as a whole.
Mr. T . T Laye, District Agric Director, on his part, charged farmers in the area to grab the opportunity by taking advantage of the numerous agriculture interventions to help better their lives.
He added that, the Assembly would soon raise additional 40,000 seedlings for subsequent distribution to farmers as part of efforts to help improve the programme.
Mr. Philip Author, the best farmer of the District and a beneficiary of the oil palm seedlings, expressed his gratitude to the government and DCE for giving farmers the opportunity to expand their farms.
According to him, farmers had embraced the government’s flagship programmes rolled out to better their living conditions.