The Adonten Senior High School (SHS) at Aburi-Akuapem has been supplied with large quantity of quality maize seeds and other planting materials – palm-oil and aridan (‘prekese’) tree seedlings, to boost its agriculture.
These were provided by the Concerned Farmers Association (CFA) of Ghana.
Nana Oboadie Opambour Boateng Bonsu, its President, said this was a contribution to efforts at promoting practical teaching of agriculture in the school.
The benefits could be enormous in terms of the reduction of the feeding cost and the motivation of students to develop interest in farming.
The school, he noted, had vast land that could be put under food crops cultivation and construction of fish ponds.
He spoke of plans by the association to reach out to other SHS across the nation.
The Reverend Darko Ampem, an Agricultural Science Teacher, who received the items on behalf of the school, said they were grateful for the gesture.
They were going to start the land preparation and get these planted as the rains set in, he added.
He appealed for public support towards the school’s poultry farm project.