Tain District Assembly starts distribution of cashew seedlings
Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD) programme is government initiative to develop seven main selected crops such as cashew, coffee, oil palm, citrus, cotton, coconut, and shea into cash crops.
Date Created : 7/4/2018 2:28:48 AM : Story Author : Isaac Yeboah/Ghanadistricts.com
All MMDA’s are expected to develop an agricultural project initiative taking into consideration one or two of the identified crops to support farmers in the next four years.
As a result, Tain District Assembly in the Brong Ahafo region selected cashew under the PERD policy which they were expected to raise about 100,000 seedlings in batches.
The Assembly has started the distribution of the first 20,000 seedlings they raised to farmers in the district equitably.
The District Chief Executive, Lawyer Charity Akua Foriwaa Dwommoh said this initiative by government will not only create job opportunities but to also encourage the youth into agriculture and to also ensure supply of raw materials to support government’s decentralized industrialization through the One District, One Factory initiative.
The District Director of Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Mr. S.Y Apiiga said any farmer who want some of the seedlings should apply to the Assembly through his office after which they will go and inspect their land before giving it out. ‘We will continue to monitor their farms after the distribution he added’.