Sekyere East farmers to engage in contract farming


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By
Gideon D. Ebbah, GNA

Effiduase, (A/R) Oct 23, GNA – Members of the
Asante Effiduase Kroye Farmers’ Cooperative Union at Effiduase in the Ashanti
Region, is taking steps to enter into contract agreements with buyers of their
farm crops ahead of planting.

This would help secure good prices for their
farm produce and end the exploitation of buyers – middlemen, while also curbing
post-harvest

By
Gideon D. Ebbah, GNA

Effiduase, (A/R) Oct 23, GNA – Members of the
Asante Effiduase Kroye Farmers’ Cooperative Union at Effiduase in the Ashanti
Region, is taking steps to enter into contract agreements with buyers of their
farm crops ahead of planting.

This would help secure good prices for their
farm produce and end the exploitation of buyers – middlemen, while also curbing
post-harvest losses – a perennial challenge hindering their businesses.

Mr Clement Duku, Chairman of the Farmers Union
said one of the goals of the group’s establishment was to safeguard the
investments of its members who were predominantly smallholder farmers in the
production of various agricultural products such as maize, rice, fruits, and
vegetables, among other food crops.

He was speaking at an ordinary meeting held at
Effiduase and attended by the over 500 registered members across the various
communities in that District.

Mr Duku, therefore, called on Civil Society
Organisations (CSOs), development partners and sector agencies such as the
Ministry of Food and Agriculture, COCOBOD and the Department of Cooperatives,
to support them with both technically and financially.

Mr. Morrison Nketiah, Community Extension
Agent of the Cocoa Health and Extension Division (CHED) of COCOBOD, touching on
the relevance of contract farming urged the farmers to apply the same
principles and techniques used in selling cocoa beans from their farms.

Mr Samuel Owusu Takyi, the Executive Director
of the Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture (KITA) at Kumasi, also speaking
at the meeting assured the farmers of KITA’s continuous technical and
consultancy support to the group and urged the farmers not to be discouraged
saying “their toils will not be in vain”.

GNA


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