Cocoa farmers urged to spray their farms – Officer


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Agona-Duakwa (C/R), July 10, GNA – The District
Manager of Cocoa Merchant Company, a licensed cocoa buying company in the
Central Region, has urged farmers to embrace the mass cocoa spraying exercise
introduced by the government.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) after
farmers’ meeting at Agona-Duakwa in the Central Region, Mr. Randy Nkrumah
stressed that embracing the mass cocoa sprayi

Agona-Duakwa (C/R), July 10, GNA – The District
Manager of Cocoa Merchant Company, a licensed cocoa buying company in the
Central Region, has urged farmers to embrace the mass cocoa spraying exercise
introduced by the government.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) after
farmers’ meeting at Agona-Duakwa in the Central Region, Mr. Randy Nkrumah
stressed that embracing the mass cocoa spraying exercise, would help farmers to
increase the crop yield as the exercise was part of a high-technology cocoa
production method.

According to Mr. Nkrumah, the introduction of
the high-tech programme was a testimony of government’s determination to help
improve the cocoa industry, in order to reduce poverty among farmers.

The District Officer expressed concern that
some cocoa farmers failed to allow their farms to be sprayed, although the
cocoa were infested with the capsid virus that destroyed cocoa beans.

GNA


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