Over 100 commercial rice farmers are requesting government assistance due to insufficient storage space for their farm products in the Fumbisi rice valley in the Builsa South District of the Upper East Region.
Farmers reported that when they start to gather their harvest, bushfires and other natural disasters are their worst nightmare.
The worried farmers are appealing to the government to help them with temporary solutions to their predicaments.
The district, according to the farmers, has only three storage facilities. These are not enough for the quantity of rice produced in the area.
Speaking to Moses Apiah of A1 Radio, Secretary to the farmers Daniel Atulik Abayaskadina indicated that storage space, combined harvesters, and pricing continue to challenge their activities.
“These challenges are not today’s problems. The Minister of Food and Agriculture is aware of these challenges. Numerous pledges were, and continue to be, made yet nothing is happening.”
“Our main worry now is bushfire should not occur. In other areas; we are witnessing some kind of burning. it is sad to say the least”, he added.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1 MHz|Moses Apiah|Ghana