Cashew Production in the North Gonja District of the Savanna Region has been given boost as over 200,000 seedlings are expected to be raised to start commercial plantation through a collaborative effort of the District Assembly and the Ghana Productive Safety Net Project.
This comes on the back of similar initiative rolled out recently which saw the distribution of more than 4000 seedlings to farmers in the area through government planting for export and rural development program.
The investments made in cashew production is aimed at repositioning the sector to contribute to poverty reduction, job creation, climate resiliency and enhance socioeconomic lives of the people in rural communities in Ghana.
The project which targets nearly 7000 hectares for the plantation will also utilize degraded lands in an effort to mitigate deforestation and conserve the environment.
It is for this reason that the DCE for North Gonja, Hon. Adam Eliasu Has Been taken a delegation made up of the Deputy Savanna Regional Minister, Hon. Samuel Yeyu Tika and the Regional Director of Agriculture, Mr. Eric Hudson Asumani, on a tour to some nursery sites to find on first-hand the progress of work as far as raising the seedlings are concern.
The delegation visited the Sinsina and Lingbinsi nurseries where they were received by Mr Soale Abubakari, the head of the district Agric Department. They team were taken on inspection as they interacted with workers and got briefed about the prospects and challenges as far as raising the seedlings is concern.
Hon. Adam Eliasu Red Bawa and his team expressed satisfaction at progress of work and urged the staff not to relent in their efforts as the success of the cashew project will inure to the benefit of all.