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Farmers and traders of Adibo, a farming community in the Yendi
District will from April, this year reap more benefits for their
This follows the cutting of the sod for the construction of a single-room storage facility for the community, which would enable farmers and traders to store their farm produce espocially during the dry season until all is sold.
When completed, the facility would store up to 500 maxi bags of grains and this would go a long way to produce post harvest losses and ensure that the cereals are sold at the right prices and also protected from the weather.
The construction of the GH¢ 5,500 facility is being spearheaded by the Foundation of Security Development in Africa (FOSDA), funding from the Swedish International.
Ms. Afi Yakubu stated that FOSDA had decided to build the facility for the community following consultations it held with women in the community, who requested for the facility to store their grains to reduce the loses incurred due to lack of storage facilities.
She said the intervention was aimed at empowering the people, especially the female populace, to reduce the hardships caused by poverty and other problems.
The chief of Adibo, Naa Salifu Fuseini, on behalf of the community, expressed gratitude to FOSDA for the intervention for speedy progress of the community.
He assured the organisation that the community would work assiduously to ensure that the project was completed on schedule and utilised for the intended purpose.