MOFA moves to increase cassava production in Kwahu South

Cassava_FC104678The Food and Agriculture Ministry (MOFA) has launched a project to substantially increase cassava production in the Kwahu South District.

Under it, more than 150 cassava growers would receive high yielding planting materials.

Mr. Daniel Mantey, the Coordinator of the Project, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Mpraeso that the goal was to promote food security and raise the level of farmers’ income.

The project was part of the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP) – a multi-year effort to transform agriculture in the sub-region by boosting productivity.

Mr. Mantey indicated that a seven acre “cassava multiplication farm” had already been established at Kwahu-Bepong.

He said two cassava varieties – ‘Ampong’ and ‘Sika Bankye’ were going to be supplied to the farmers.

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