Aboso Goldfields Ltd by way of the Goldfields Ghana Basis has supported 360 cocoa farmers in the Prestea -Huni Valley district of the Western location with 2,175 bags governing administration-approved fertilizers.
Gold Fields Ghana Restricted, 3 decades back instituted the Cocoa Input Support programme to give selected cocoa farmers with luggage of government-accredited cocoa fertilizers in their host communities.
The initiative according to acting Local community Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement Manager at Gold Fields AGL Maud Ofosua Ofori, grew to become necessary some 3 several years in the past when they notice the importance of cocoa to their host communities and Ghana`s GDP.
She stated, “We began this a few decades ago to improve once-a-year cocoa production in our host communities, to enable produce and sustain work in the area of cocoa generation and to build the simple fact that mining could coexist with farming.”
“As a company, we want to see our catchment communities develop into big producers,” she extra.
Municipal Director of Agriculture Gabriel Adjargo urged the cocoa farmers to be innovative and undertake very best farming procedures to aid boost output just after acquiring the fertilizer.
“The stage of farmers` financial gain is largely dependent on the amount of the crop productiveness, so just after acquiring today`s fertilizer I encourage you to be certain superior pruning, well timed weeding, mistletoe removal, rationale pesticide application and timely harvest“ he told the farmers.
He also commended Gold Fields (AGL) for supporting the farmers and urged the business to continue on doing extra for his farmers.
Relieving Standard Supervisor Aboso Gold Fields Limited, Charles Kofi Nti urged all beneficiaries which includes the new batch to comply with the farm management directives as presented by the agriculture extension officers.