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“I have understood the immeasurable benefits of planting trees on my farm. I always thought I could only get seedlings if I buy them, but today, I have learnt to look out for naturally occurring trees on my farm and nurture them,” said Maxwell Ntow, a cocoa farmer in Oparekrom in the Western North Region.
Some smallholder farmers under the Juaboso-Bia Hotspot Intervention Area Management Board (HMB) have received livelihood support. This is part of our efforts to support the effective management and operationalization of the platform under the Partnerships for Forests project.
The Yendi Municipal Crops Officer of the Department of Agriculture, Phanuel Yawson Dzigba Sosu, has advised farmers to resort to the use of safe chemicals to store their food crops. According to him, the use of unsafe chemicals could lead to harmful consequences such as food poisoning. The officer, therefore, urged them to use preservatives such as organic chemicals which he said were safe and had no side effects on humans or animals.
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