Over one thousand literes of chemicals have been released by government through the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) to help fight fall army worms in Upper West region.
Hudu Abu, the Upper West regional crop officer said the chemicals have been dispatched to all eleven districts of the region with more than 50 personnel of MOFA deployed to assist farmers administer the chemicals.
According to him, “the government has listened to the cry of farmers in the region by supplying adequate chemicals to combat the fall armyworms.
Our men are already in the field supporting the farmers to administer the chemical”. The invasion of fall army worm has affected over 200 communities in the region.
The Nandom District is the hardest hit with about 4000 farmers in 60 communities already counting their losses.
Some farmers have resulted to the use of washing detergents to fight the army worms. According to them, the chemicals are not effective hence the reason for them using the washing the detergents.