Business News of 2014-08-17

Cocoa farmers urged to spray farms – Officer

The District Officer of Cocoa Merchant, a licensed cocoa buying company in the Central Region, Mr Randy Nkrumah has urged farmers to embrace the mass cocoa spraying exercise introduced by the government.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) after a farmers meeting at Agona Duakwa in the Central Region, Mr. Nkrumah stressed that embracing the mass cocoa spraying exercise, would help farmers to increase their crop yield.

He explained that the exercise was part of a high-tech cocoa production method introduced by government.

According to him, the introduction of the high-tech programme was a testimony of government’s determination to help improve the cocoa industry, in order to reduce poverty among the farmers.

The District Officer expressed concern about some cocoa farmers, who do not want their farms to be sprayed, despite their farms being infested with the Capsid virus that destroys cocoa pods.

Source: GNA
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