The Deputy Western Regional Minister, Gifty Eugenia Kusi has revealed that over 4000 farmers in the region have registered for the government’s flagship program Planting for food and jobs.
She said out of the number about 80 percent have been supplied with seeds and fertilizers.
“As regards the Planting for Food and Jobs program, 4,400 farmers made up of 3,159 males and 1,242 females have been registered to cultivate 4,140 hectares. About 80 percent of the beneficiary farmers have supplied with seeds and fertilizers”.
In addition the deputy regional minister said, “980 farmers have been registered for the minor season to grow maize, rice and vegetables.
The deputy regional minister was speaking at a day’s sensitization on the establishment of the District Center of Agriculture, Commerce and Technology at the Western regional Coordinating Council.
She stated that training has been done for agriculture staff of the 22 MDAs on fall army worm.
“Training has also been done again on operational mapping and data collection and development. We have also done monitoring of the program with a team headed by the Deputy Minister of Agriculture George Oduro”.