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flood victims receive farm inputs to boost vegetable farming


Sixty (60) vegetable farmers in the Dalun and Tibung traditional areas in the Kumbung district have been supported  by Youth Opportunity Partnership Program (AYOPP) with NPK fertilizer and insecticides to boost vegetable production in the area.

The farmers drawn from five communities worse hit by last year flood when Bagre Dam spillage amidst torrential rain in northern Ghana. The beneficiary communities were badly hit by the last year torrential rain and the impact of the Bagre Dam spillage.

The farm inputs support is under the Emergency Accelerated Action one-year pilot project aimed at assisting the affected farmers to encourage dry farming and increase vegetable production in the northern region.

Speaking to the beneficiary farmers at Dalun, Director of YOPP, Mr Abukari Abu pleaded with the farmers to take the dry farming serious because it is the only alternative livelihoods for them.

YOPP, Mr Abu said will do it’s best to leverage the farmers from poverty and increase their earnings. He explained to the farmers that the brain behind their support is a royal of Dalun based in Denmark Mahama Shani for his concern about the plight of the flood victims and urged them to pray for him.

Assembly man for Dalun electoral area, Abubakari Mohammed described the support as burden lifted from, they the assembly members in the affected electoral areas.

A beneficiary, Osman Mohammed on behalf thanked YOPP for their support and prayed that the donors will continue support YOPP to assist them to better their conditions of living.

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