Agogo, (Ash), Aug. 10, GNA – Mr Eric Dwomoh,
Asante Akim North District Director of Agriculture has urged farmers to form
groups and build their capacities to keep themselves abreast of the market
trends to help prevent cheating by middlemen.
He said extensive knowledge on market trends for various agricultural commodities was crucial to obtain better prices for their products.
Mr Dwomoh made the call at a day’s planning session on agriculture at Agogo.
It was organized by the District Directorate of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) and attended by stakeholders such as extension officers, field supervisors and farmer based organizations, among others.
They discussed issues related to gathering and evaluating information, identifying challenges and seeking information to improve agricultural practices and production.
Mr Dwomoh said farmer education was very important to addressing some of the challenges confronting food production, not only to ensure food security, but also improve the incomes and livelihoods of farmers.
The participants stressed the need for government to help improve marketing centres in various communities, supply high yielding varieties for planting and guaranteed prices for food crops to help improve farmers’ incomes.