Cashew farmers secure GH¢ 50,000.00 fund for advocacy


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By
Dennis Peprah, GNA

Offuman (B/A), Sept.
27, GNA – The Kroye Farmers Association, a group made up of cashew farmers in
the Techiman North District, has secured GH¢ 50,000.00 to implement a project
to address challenges affecting the growth of the cashew industry in the
district.

The nine-month
advocacy project is being funded by the Business Sector Advocacy Challenge
(BUSAC) Fund and its de

By
Dennis Peprah, GNA

Offuman (B/A), Sept.
27, GNA – The Kroye Farmers Association, a group made up of cashew farmers in
the Techiman North District, has secured GH¢ 50,000.00 to implement a project
to address challenges affecting the growth of the cashew industry in the
district.

The nine-month
advocacy project is being funded by the Business Sector Advocacy Challenge
(BUSAC) Fund and its development partners – Danish Development International
Agency (DANIDA), European Union (EU) and the United States Agency for International
Development (USAID).

In an interview with
the Ghana News Agency at Offuman, a farming community near Tuobodom, Mr Isaac
Adaebsah, the Secretary of the Kroye Farmers Association, which has 609
members, said cashew farming is very lucrative and has the potential to speed
up rapid socio-economic growth and development.

He there is the need
for the government to support cashew farmers by providing them with incentive
packages, saying if the sector was made attractive it could address the
unemployment problem facing the country.

Mr Adaebsah expressed
discomfort over perennial bushfires which were causing extensive destruction to
cashew farms in the area and thanked the BUSAC fund for the support.

He said there was a
sharp increase in farmers’ income in 2017 due to reduction in bushfire cases in
the District and called on the District Assembly to enact bye-laws to check
bush burning.

Nana Yaw Debrah, the
Chairman of the Kroye Farmers Association, said the Association was acquiring
150 acres of land for cashew farming saying the cash crop had huge economic
gains.

GNA


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