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Farmers Disadvantage With New PFJ fertilizer Acquisition Policy

Chairman for the Savanna Farmers and Marketing Society, Nene Anner Kenney has registered his displeasure about government’s new approach towards the fertilizer distribution among farmers in the country.

According to him, the new module/procedure in line with the fertilizer distribution will not favor the farmers.

Nene Anner Kenney made the remarks on the Akuafo Se Sen segment of the Rite Morning Ride on Monday.

Under the new module of fertilizer distribution, farmers are required under the Planting for Food and Jobs programme to buy seeds produced by the Agric ministry before they can access the subsidized fertilizers, a situation the Chairman of the Savanna Farmers and Marketing Society sharply disagrees with.

The directive is expected to enable government pay its seeds suppliers to sustain the programme.

The hardest to be hit from this policy are the maize farmers who have already planted their crops for the past six weeks and need fertilizers.

He stated clearly that, the new procedures on the policy will not favor any farmer.

The programme is targeting 500,000 farmers in 2018, and will provide farmers with fertilizer for all year round farming.

The government under the programme can only support farmers who will cultivate five hectares of land or less.

Source: Joyce Bedeley/ritefmonline.org/jbedeley937@gmail.com

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