A medium scale cocoa farmer and common ruler at Asin Asunafo in the Brong Ahafo Region, has enumerated some problems going through cocoa farmers considering the fact that China invaded the sector.
Cocoa farmers are troubled mainly because unlawful miners and loggers are invading farm lands lately.
The owner of an 100 acre cocoa farmland stated it is a wonder that some farmers are still be in company amidst interruption by the Chinese.
In accordance to him, the issues have persisted for a long time since authorities will do almost nothing about it even when it is noted to them.
“We have difficulties with labour, our forest is being degraded not by the illegal miners by yourself but by unlawful loggers as very well. You simply cannot go to the Forestry Fee in your spot to complain simply because almost nothing will come about. That is the trouble now.
“If you occur to my space in the night you will listen to chain noticed machines operating in the night time and definitely very little is carried out about it when you complain to the Fee,” he mentioned.
As a consequence, he stated most farmers have coiled back and unlawful loggers will not stop reducing down the several tress serving as protection for the cocoa farms.
Nana Ayeh additional that the raining patterns have modified around time but most farmers are finding issues in adjusting to the adjust.
A selection of them are marketing out their lands to miners enterprise into a little something else due to the fact they are no extra building revenue from farming.
“This is the place I want to beg the Ghana Cocoa Board to appear on board to educate cocoa farmers on how to alter to the switching weather conditions designs to support them bounce again into enterprise.
On his aspect, CEO of Chamber of Agribusiness, Anthony Morrison said that the difficulties of Cocoa farmers is extensively identified but government desires to action up and intervene.
For him, the obstacle is not only constrained to Cocoa farmers but the foodstuff security of the country.
“Government desires undertake lengthy term tactics to defend the Agricultural farms on which the country’s survival relies upon. If govt fails in this area, we are likely to have a great obstacle,” he said.