The president of Vegetables Producers and Exporters Association of Ghana, Mr. Joseph Tonto has said that, now, farming is not one’s life style but a business and you must have a vision, a plan and also have in mind that, you must have a buyer who will buy your farm produce.
He was reacting to comments on Rite FM’s “Akuafo Si Sen” Program made by Madam Selina Agorhom, a 29 year lady who threatened to quit farming even though, she has the passion for it.
Madam Selina had just completed the school of Agric at the Professional Farmers College (PROFACO) and started a vegetable farm.
According to her, she wished to continue to cultivate vegetables but she realized that, marketing is a problem. She said during rainy seasons, every farmer wants to cultivate vegetables and when this happens, the buyers give their own price irrespective of the cost incurred during the cultivating period.
Mad. Selina added that, she chose vegetable farming because, “in three months’ time, they are ready for harvesting and can be sold at that same time”.
Mr. Joseph Tonto has urged all vegetable farmers to come up with a strategy to get markets where they can sell their produce in order to avoid losses.