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SADA Distributes 12,760 bags of Fertilizer to Farmers


The Savanah Acclerated Development Authority (SADA) and Millenium Village Project (MVP) has received about 12, 760 bags of Diammonium Phopate fertilizer for distribution to farmers in some selected communities in northern and Upper East regions to improve crop production this year.
The intervention is part of efforts aimed to support farmers in SADA-MVP operational communities to increase food production to ensure food security in the country. Speaking to Zaa Radio after handing over the package to officials of MVP at Kpansenkpe for onward distribution to farmers, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SADA, Alhaji Gilbert Iddi said, about four thousand, four hundred and seventy seven (4,477) farmers in 35 communities within the SADA – MVP operational area will benefit from the package.
The total quantity of the fertilizer, Alhaji Iddi explained received for distribution to farmers is about 319 tons with the ex-factory value of two hundred and seventy-six thousand, nine hundred and fourty-three U.S dollars (US $276,943). The fertilizer, which was donated to farmers by a United States Company, Mosaic Crop Nutrition LLC based in Forida through SADA-MVP is part of the company’s support to increase food production in the world.
Acccording to the CEO of SADA, the donation which came SADA intervention is also aimed not only to increase food production to ensure food security,but also empower local farmers economically to improve on their living conditions. He explained that, SADA and its development partners is poised to changing northern Ghana into an area of opportunity, particularly for the unemployed youth.
Alhaji Iddi told Zaa Radio that, SADA as a cordinating body of development activities in northern Ghana is making a lot of financial commitments to bringing investors into its operational area.
He disclosed that about 30 new agricultural extension officers will be posted to the SADA-MVP projects aras to assist farmers to in new Frming technologies to imrpove crop production this year.
He however warned that his office will not tolerate indiscipline among these officers who will be posted to the area saying “any agric extension who will not stay with the farmers will be severely dealt with”. Chief Director at the Ministry of Agriculture Mr, Mayrice Tanko Abisa Seidu said, the ministry promised the ministry’s readiness to support SADA-MVP programmes to achieve the desire result of changing the agriculture not only in northern Ghana but entire country. He also warned that, the ministry will deal with extension officers who will not follow the laydown procedure of the ministry to achieve increased food production.
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