SPD distributes coffee seedlings to farmers


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Robert Tachie Menson, GNA 

(B/R), Oct. 09, GNA – The Seed Production Division (SPD) of Ghana Cocoa
Board (COCOBOD) distributed 123,360 coffee seedlings to 226 farmers in the
Dormaa Central Municipality during the third quarter of this year at a cost of
Gh¢10, 000.00.

Mr. Drissa Ouattara,
the Dormaa Central Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) said this when he addressed
the final session of the Ordinary General Meeting of the Assembly at
Dormaa-Ahenkro in the Bono Region.

Under the
government’s Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD) programme, the
beneficiary farmers were identified in 20 farming communities in the
Municipality, Mr. Ouattara said.

The Ministry of Food
and Agriculture (MoFA) has also distributed to farmers in the Municipality
farming inputs, including fertilisers and pesticide against swollen shoot,
black pod and Akate diseases.

“Other types of
fertilisers supplied were Nitrogen Phosphorous Potassium (NPK), Urea and
organic liquid as well as new varieties (hybrid seeds) of maize such as
‘Omankwa’, ‘Obatanpa’, PANAR 53 & 12 and Agra Rice, which are resistant to
drought, high yielding capacity and very rich in protein”, the MCE added,

Mr. Ouattara
expressed the hope that bumper harvest would be reaped in the Municipality
because of conducive weather conditions experienced in both the major and minor
seasons, coupled with Municipal Directorate of Agriculture’s ability to control
fall army worms and other pest invasions.