The Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto says the Ashanti Region of Ghana is growing in the areas of agriculture. The Minister witnessed numerous Agricultural ventures set up by private owned farms during his tour at the region a few days ago. One of the establishments was a large poultry farm with about 5000 birds.
Honourable Owusu Afriyie had paid a courtesy call on Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the custodian of the land of the Ashanti Kingdom. He advised all the Directors of Agriculture to give him all the support needed for the work.
The Regional Director of Agriculture’s presentation at the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council showed that Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) has been received with all open arms by farmers in the region. Speaking on the 20,000 farmers in 2017 on PFJ, he is hopeful this year will hold about 350,000 farmers benefiting from the programme.
“Although other regions visited in the middle belt of Ghana experienced little rainfall, we realised that the rains are fast approaching. The crops are flourishing.
We pray for more rains for the minor season for all farmers to have a better yield”, the Minister added.