Ghana: Asante Akim north district wants to boost vegetable production

The Asante Akim North District Directorate of Agriculture is partnering with two companies in France and Canada to boost the production of peppers, onions and tomatoes in the district.

The partnership, which also includes the Agogo Traditional Council and the District Business Resources Centre, would help provide quality seeds, irrigation services, farm inputs and financial support to farmers to increase the production of these crops.

Eric Dwomoh, District Director of Agriculture, who made this known said a pilot project would start by April 2021. He has stated that the project, when successful, would help the district earn about $200 million from the export of these vegetables by 2028.

Dwomoh also said the district was capable of leading in the production of these vegetables for both the local market and export. He commended Nana Akuoko Sarpong, paramount chief of Agogo Traditional for releasing land to support the project and said the project would help create jobs for the youth and uplift them from poverty.

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