John Mawutweni, the 2022 Overall Municipal Best Farmer in the Yilo Krobo Municipality in the Eastern Region, has recommended farmers across the country to use contemporary farming methods and follow expert advice for higher yields.
In an interview with the media, he noted that most farmers in the country suffer difficulties in obtaining reliable weather forecasts for farming reasons, which has an impact on their day-to-day activities.
He also disputed the assertions that farming was for illiterates, stressing that farming is a serious venture that requires dedication and best practices for one to make yields.
“I will encourage our farmers to adopt best practices so they will record good yields. They should also heed the advice given to them by the agricultural extension officers and weather forecasters. Farmers should have a new mindset and understand that farming is a business, and well done, you will reap the results.
In the past, people perceived agriculture and farming in particular as something reserved for the illiterate. But that is a myth. Farming is a lucrative business, and our farmers must adopt the best practices so they will record good yields and make money.”
On the part of Dr. Francis Nii Klotey, Yilo Krobo, Director of Agric Extension Services, appealed to the Ministry of Agriculture as a matter of urgency to take a look at the climate conditions in the country and partner with Ignitia Ghana, as they are the only non-governmental agency in the country providing accurate local climate conditions to farmers daily and guiding them in their farming activities.
They made these statements when the Yilo Krobo departments of Agric and Ignitia Ghana carried out demonstrations at Obawale Kakama and Sodjunu communities in Yilo Krobo.
By: Rashid Obodai Provencal/Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana