Agriculture is the leading sector in the District’s economy. The sector is dominated by small scale unorganized farmers who depend mainly on simple labour intensive production techniques.
Though the Agricultural sector is the leading economic sector, it is characterized by low productivity resulting from the continuous usage of indigenous farm implements and adoption of indigenous farming practices. Another feature is the high level of post harvest losses particularly in maize and vegetable production.
River fishing mostly in the Volta River has declined considerably due to the formation of the Volta Lake. The principal traditional fishing communities (Bakpa, Mafi, Mepe, Battor and Volo), which are close to the Volta, have had their economic base eroded. Many of the economically active population have been lost to areas along the Volta Lake in the Kete-Krachi, Nkwanta, Kpando, Atebubu, Gonja – East, Afram Plains and other district.
Most of the streams and ponds / creeks which used to contain lots of fish have been completely depleted due to the absence of the annual flooding form the Volta that stocks them with fish.
The livestock sector forms an integral part of the farming system. More than 30% of the farming families in the District keep some ruminants. The North Tongu District is one of the largest cattle producing areas in the country. Apart from the three major cattle ranches at Aveyime, Amelorkope and Adidokpavu, individual farmers keep Kraals all over the District as shown on the map following.
Date Created : 11/17/2017 8:21:53 AM