Agric Director for the Upper Manya Krobo district, Dr. Evans Lawson has advised farmers to develop a data base for their respective farms.
According to him, the database if very well done could enable them have adequate support from the government.
Dr. Lawson made the call during Friday’s Farmers’ Day celebrations.
The Agric Director also acknowledged the contributions of the country’s farmers at both community and national levels.
According to him, farmers have done very well for the community and the country, a feat he added would inform government’s plans for crop production, especially in maize production.
The people of Upper Manya Krobo joined the rest of the country to celebrate the 33rd National Farmers’ Day at Adensu in the Upper Manya Krobo district in the Eastern Region.
The ceremony also provided a platform to rewards farmers who have contributed their quota towards feeding the country.
Touching on the fall army worm infestation, the Agric Director said the situation in the district had been brought under control.
He however encouraged farmers and the honorable assembly members of the Upper Manya Krobo district assembly to report immediately any cases of army worm invasion for the appropriate action to prevent the spread of the worms.
Dr. Lawson also explained that the Agric department will continue to register or issue fertilizer coupons to farmers so that they can buy the fertilizer at subsidized prizes.
Farmers who lose their coupons, he explained can also visit the district agric office for replacement to enable them continue to enjoy the subsidized fertilizers.
To him, farmers must also show interest in the planting for food and jobs to increase food production.
Mr. Stephen Angmor Teyengua from Sekesua, won the overall Best district Farmer. He expressed his appreciation to the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo, the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and Agric Directors of the district for nominating him as District Best Farmer.
Meanwhile he appealed to the government to address the fall army worm infestation since it continues to devastate their maize farms.
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