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SADA intensifies support to farmers

2012-10-13 20:45:14
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About 7,034 farmers in the savannah ecological zone have been supplied with some quantities of farm inputs by the Savanna Accelerated Development Athority(SADA) for the 2012 farming season.

The intervention comprises fertilisers, chemicals and technical services for the cultivation of maize, soya and rice. In addition to this, a good number of tractors have been made available to farmers to boost production.

This was highlighted by the Chief Technical Officer of the Authority Dr Charles Jebuni in Tamale on Friday, during the inaugural meeting of the Stakeholder Coordinating Committee of SADA, which brought together members of the committee from the five operational regions to deliberate and chat a way forward in the developmental agenda.

SADA has therefore joined forces with some development partners such as DANIDA, USAID, JICA, Africa Development Bank to ostensibly give impetus to the growth of the move in the country.

Mr Mark Owen Woyongo, Upper East Regional Minister who chaired the function said within the short period of the existence of SADA, it had chalked successes noting that its objective of reducing poverty by 20 per cent was achievable.


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