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2,537 farmers supported in the Kassena Nankana West District under GLRSSMP

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A total of 2,537 have received varied support services from the Kassena Nankana West District under the Ghana Landscape Restoration and Small Scale Mining Project (GLRSSMP). 

Speaking at the 38th Farmers Day Celebration in the district, DCE for the area Gerard Ataogye stated that the beneficiary farmers received free improved seeds, cashew seedlings and ploughing services. 

“… In the Kassena Nankana West District, a total of 2,095 farmers have benefited from this project. 4927.5kg of maize seeds, 5720kg of cowpea and 400 cashew seedlings have been distributed. Also under the GLRSSMP, a total of 442 hector’s for farm lands were ploughed for farmers in the district free of charge. Aside from ploughing for the farmers for free, these farmers also received free fertiliser.”

“The project’s total financing is $78 million of which the Kassena Nankana West District is a beneficiary among 12 other districts in the north and some other institutions working to improve the forest cover.”

Contained in his speech,  the DCE noted the project has also supported farmers with some farm inputs, training and fertilisers.

The DCE further reiterated the government’s commitment to improve food security, create employment opportunities and reduce poverty through the provision of free fertiliser and other farm inputs to farmers under the Planting for Food and Jobs program. 

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Gerard Awombadek Asagi|Ghana

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