From Francis owusu -ansah
The Tain District Chief Executive, Madam Charity Akua Oforiwaa, has met with cashew and mango farmers in the district to brief them about developments in the cashew industry.
The DCE also discussed with the farmers on how they could improve their farming activities to help develop the district through cashew and mango farming.
Madam Dwomoh said that she has been interacting with some companies to establish their warehouses in the district to prevent the district from losing its cashew to other nearby districts, and also for it to be recognised as one of the leading cashew producers.
She also urged the farmers to start using improved seedlings to ensure the quality of their products, adding that “the assembly would be producing 100,000 cashew seedlings, which they have started with 20,000, to be distributed freely to the farmers under the District Chamber of Agriculture Commerce and Technology policy.”
The DCE said: “The assembly is ready to provide seedlings and polybags to communities that would provide land, black soil and fencing to establish cashew nurseries in the various communities in the district.”
She, therefore, urged the farmers to form associations to attract the needed support they desire for their activities.
The Tain District Director of Agriculture advised the farmers to spray their farms three times a year to help improve their yields, and not to adhere to rumors circulating that if they spray their farms their cashew would not last for a longer period.
The farmers thanked for the Chief Executive for taking steps to enhance their farming activities, and pleaded with her to help reshape the roads in the area to enhance the easy transportation of farm produce.