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Dormaa West MP supports Cocoa farming business for youth

In the bid to help sustain and promote cocoa farming in the Dormaa enclave, the Member of Parliament for the Dormaa West constituency, Hon. Vincent Oppong Asamoah has delivered some cocoa seedlings at subsisized prices for youth in the area.

This is part of measures undertaken by the MP to shore up cocoa farming business and to encourage more youth in the area to venture into agric in general.

The MP in an interaction with Ghanamps.gov.gh indicated that farming captures more than 80% of economic activities in the area, whereby most of the locals were specifically into peasant farming.

Therefore realising the need to create a boost in agric to improve the lots of locals, he decided to absorb half of the market price for cocoa seedlings to cushion farmers who are into cocoa production.

The move he said was relatively slanted towards youth involvement in agric in the constituency, and also to discourage the infamous rural urban migration amongst the youth, as well as some unpopular trade on the border.

He also hinted the prospects of Poultry farming in the area, as he noted that almost all households in the area are into poultry activity.

He reiterted government's readiness to support open up the sector and create a boost in the area of poultry in his constituency.

According to him, an adhoc meeting involving some crop of stakeholders in the sector within the constituency,and some government officials has lately been held in that direction, adding that very soon poultry farming would be given the leverage in the economy of the Dormaa West constituency.
 
Jonathan Jeffrey Adjei/ghanamps.gov.gh
 

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