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Farmers urged to prepare ahead for the rainy season while waiting for rains

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The District Director of Agriculture for Tempane, Ibrahim Jamaldeen, has called upon farmers throughout the Upper East Region to proactively prepare for the upcoming rainy season. Mr. Jamaldeen emphasized the importance of beating time by initiating necessary preparations, as all indicators point to consistent rainfall in the region in the near future.

During an interview on A1 Radio’s ‘Agric Forum’ show with David Azure, the Tempane Agric Director highlighted key steps farmers should take to ensure readiness. These include securing land, clearing land, obtaining seeds, and conducting germination tests, among other essential tasks.

According to Mr. Jamaldeen, proper preparation plays a critical role in reducing costs and promoting early crop cultivation. He stressed that farmers should acquire quality seeds from accredited input dealers and conduct germination tests to ensure viability. Additionally, he advised farmers to begin or complete land clearing, particularly for new plots.

“As a farmer this is the time that you should be able to acquire ready for cultivation, Framers should have started or done with land clearing if it is a new land. Also the Farmer by now should have acquired your seed because in crop farming the seed is a very important ingredient for you to get a good harvest. so you have to acquire the seed from accredited input dealer so you get a quality seed, and then do your germination test to be assure that the seed that you have acquired is viable,” he said  

The Agric Director also mentioned that the government’s Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) policy is currently under review, urging farmers to stay informed about any updates. Furthermore, he took the opportunity to encourage youth involvement in farming, highlighting its profitability and significant contribution to food security in the country.

Source: A1Radioonline.Com|101.1MHZ|David Azure|Bolgatanga

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