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Over 3,000 farmers benefit from CSLD support

2010-10-12 22:16:40
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A Non Governmental Organization based in Tamale, Center for sustainable Local Development (CSLD) has provided various kinds of support to over 3,000 farmers in the Northern Region.

In a press statement signed and issued to media houses in Tamale, the Programme Coordinator of CSLD, Abdul-Rahman Awal stated that his outfit is a Technical Training Service Provider (TTSP) under the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) Project and is committed to supporting the Agricultural Commercialization drive of the Ghana Government and the Government of the United States of America.

He stated that since 2008, his outfit has with the support of MiDA and International Centre for Soil Fertility and Agricultural Development (IFDC) built the capacity of 44 Farmer Based Organizations (FBOs) with about 1,956 members in organizational capacity building, business development and crop productivity improvement in the Karaga District alone.

The farmers have also been supplied with additional inputs including 3,123 bags of NPK, 1,566 bags of Ammonia 1,532 and improved seeds comprising 150 mini bags of maize, 189 mini bags of groundnuts, 34 mini bags of soybeans and 14 mini bags, 1,956 nose mask and 1,532 wellington boots to promote health and safety on the fields.

Mr. Abdul-Rahman Awal revealed that a CSLD farmer, Mr. Samuel Mahamadu won the Northern Regional best farmer award for 2009.

He commented Mr. Mahamadu for making good use of the technical
support from CSLD and its partners and for making the organization proud.

According to him CSLD’s approach is to build a strong network of partners both locally and internationally who share the core value of supporting the processes of change and transformation in the most deprived parts of Northern Ghana. He intimated that his outfit seeks to build the capacity of local communities, institutions and organizations to be able to initiate, manage and sustain their own development projects.

On his part, the project officer, Mr David Konlan in an interview said in the fulfilment of their goal and objectives, CSLD supports 10 women groups in income generation activities including improved indigenous sheanut and rice processing.

He praised the founder of the organization, Mr. Alex Bokuma for his vision and for opening up a new office in Wa in the Upper West Region.


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