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Ag Tech News: Shama District Introduces 'New Technology for Farming'

Ghana, West Africa: To ensure all year round farming in parts of the Shama district, the district has introduced a new technology. Mr Joseph Nii Tettey Otu is the Shama District Director of Agriculture.

"Green House Project" innovation would make it necessary for farming to be done in an enclosed area. To enable the crops grow, filled with fertile soil and irrigated through either water hose or any means of watering the land.

The Director announced the innovation at the 31st Farmers' Day Celebration observed at Abuesi. He said that the technology that has proved successful at four different areas in the Region would to extend to benefit the communities. Plans were underway to train the youth and women to go into the cultivation of vegetables to earn income and become self-sufficient to encourage them to appreciate and venture into agriculture.

Mr Otu stated that under the Enhanced Access to Quality Rice Seed Initiative, 57 rice farmers, 18 females and 39 males in the area were given new improved seed for high yields.

Mr Nyan cultivates cash crops including oil palm, rice, cocoa, vegetables and has livestock in addition, took home a certificate and various items including spraying machines, cutlasses, wax prints and wellington boots. Other 24 farmers who are award winning farmers and fishermen also received certificates and similar items.

Mr Anthony Emmanuel Aggrey, the District Chief Executive urged the youth to stop the illegal mining which was fast degrading the District and venture into farming.