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SADA Assists Over 10,000 Farmers To Increase Productivity

2012-10-10 01:36:44
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About 10,000 household farmers in the Northern ecological zone have been assisted by the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) this year to increase agriculture productivity.

Dr. Charles Jebuni, Chief Technical Officer of SADA who disclosed this explained that SADA was assisting the farmers with needed technical and human resource skills in the area of market and out-grower systems.

This package, he said forms part of the SADA’s plan to transform agricultural development for the next 20 years in its operational areas.
He stated that the approach adopted by SADA was to help farmers especially maize farmers to become market-driven sustainable, competitive and profitable

Dr. Jebuni who was speaking at a three days forum on agriculture in Tamale on Thursday stressed that SADA’s intention was to transform agriculture sector in the northern zone in order to attract the youth into farming.

The forum which was organised by the African Connection (AC) Ghana Limited was under the theme: “Market driven agriculture for accelerated rural economic development”.

It was attended by local farmers, agricultural experts and value chain organizations and individuals to discuss and find solutions to problems confronting farmers in the area.
Dr Jebuni, added that in order to ensure consistency and coherence in the implementation of the policy SADA was work assiduously to coordinate existing and future development projects in the area.

To achieve this he said SADA had established a five member Programmes Steering Coordinating Committee to oversee the implementation of the agricultural in its operational areas.

Dr. Ayesha S. Hakeem, Managing Director of African Connections, said the organisation was providing technical and advisory services for the farmers
She hinted that many of the farmers under the SADA sponsorship had received support such as input support, technical and extension services, supervisory and marketing services from the organisation.

She revealed that over 342 maize farmers in the Pru, Sene and Atebubu-Amantin districts have been assisted under the partnership between SADA and AC Ghana limited to increase their crop fields.


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