Cocoa And Cashew Seedlings For Kwahu East Farmers

The nursing site. INSET: Isaac Agyapong

About 50,000 cocoa seedlings will
be distributed to cocoa farmers in the Kwahu East District of the Eastern
Region under the government’s ‘Planting for Export and Industrialization’ Programme. 

As part of government’s plans to
boost rural development, a total of 150,000 crafted cashew seedlings will also be
distributed to farmers in the area.

District Chief Executive (DCE) of
Kwahu East, Isaac Agyapong, who disclosed this to DAILY GUIDE after touring
the nursing site to inspect ongoing projects, said the cocoa and cashew seedlings
would enhance production in the district and boost its internally generated

He explained that the assembly has
also equipped farmers in the area with skills to effectively manage cocoa farms
to ensure bumper harvest.

Mr. Agyapong said they would ensure
distribution in every part of the district to help the farmers improve their

The DCE said under the cashew
project, farmers would receive the seedlings free of charge and also benefit
from various technical services and advice. 

He said the seedlings have
undergone a series of technical analysis and are expected to improve yields and
good harvest.

He called on the youth in the area to take advantage of the government’s policies to create jobs for themselves and reduce poverty in the district.

From Daniel Bampoe, Abetifi-Kwahu

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