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AGRICULTURAL SECTOR

Agriculture which is the predominant subsistence occupation in the district employs about 50.4% of the total labour force. Major crops cultivated by farmers include maize, cassava, groundnuts, vegetables, oil palm, plantain, cocoyam, citrus, cola and coffee. Major livestock and poultry produced are cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, snails, grass cutters, fowls, ducks, turkeys and guinea fowls.

Some local farmers are also engaged in inland fishing along the Afram River. Very few farmers engage in irrigated farming. The service sector is the next biggest employer in the district, engaging about 42.2% while industry, which is still in its teething stage, occupies only 7.4% of the labour force.

 

 

Date Created : 11/26/2017 12:20:12 PM