There is an abundant supply of subsidized fertilizers under the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) programme in the Upper East Region. While the fertilizers may be selling at relatively higher prices than were sold last year, there are still adequate numbers available for sale on the market.
This is according to the Upper East Regional Crops Officer, Henry Ayamba.
Speaking on the Day Break Upper East Show, Mr. Ayamba explained that the fertilizers for the programme began arriving in the region sometime in June.
“As far back as June, we had already started receiving PFJ fertilizers. in terms of fertilizers that we have received, if you are comparing this year’s quantity to last year, I think this year, there has been a significant increase in terms of the number of PFJ fertilizers that have come into the region,” he said.
In light of that development, Mr. Ayamba encouraged farmers “to take advantage of the situation and enhance farming.”
He continued to say that “we believe that there is so much fertilizer in the market. The only problem is the price. The prices are quite high and so because of that, farmers are not able to purchase. Luckily enough, we have other fertilizers farmers can take advantage of.”
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana