[ 2012-06-11 ]
Over 4000 farmers to benefit from SADA-MVP’s intervention
More than 4000 farmers in West Mamprusi and Builsa
Districts are expected to benefit from a
collaborated programme of SADA and Millennium
Villages Project (MVP), this farming season.
The programme focuses on assisting farmers achieve
significant improvements in food and cash crops
The Regional Business Development Coordinator of
MVP for West and Central Africa, Francis Osei
disclosed this at a brief ceremony to present over
12000 bags of fertiliser in 25kg bags to the
Kpasenkpe cluster of Millennium Villages Project
at Kpasenkpe, in West Mamprusi District.
A US-based company, Mosai Crop Nutrition, donated
the fertiliser worth over US$270,000 in response
to SADA’s request.
The donation is in support of SADA and MVP’s
agribusiness programme. Farmers under the
intervention are linked to banks to access credit
to purchase agricultural inputs.
Beneficiary farmers do not have to worry about
post-harvest losses and extension services as the
programme addresses those challenges.
The objective of the intervention is to achieve
the Millennium Development Goal 1, which is
reducing hunger and poverty through increased food
production and income generation.
Mr. Osei says as part of the programme’s
sustainability plan, beneficiary farmer groups
will be transformed into cooperatives along
communities and value chain lines to ensure
He urges farmers to repay the credit on time to
win the trust of the banks and agricultural input
The Chief Executive Officer of SADA, Dr. Gilbert
Iddi tells Joy News the programme is one of the
SADA’s flagship interventions and SADA will not
allow the programme to fail.
He explains some measures are put in place to
ensure the programme works to the benefit of the
“For the farmers to improve on the productivity at
the rural areas, it means that extension services
must be made available to them, we are going to
provide package of incentives to extension
officers and increase their numbers,” he hinted.
Dr Iddi noted, “It will be very disappointing if
extension officers after all these incentives
abandon the farmers and find themselves in the
cities, leaving the farmers at the vagaries of
their productivity problems.”
Source - Joy News
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