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Ghana imports four high yielding seed maize varieties

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Four high yielding seed maize varieties imported from the US have been introduced into the country for distribution to maize farmers throughout the country.

This is under the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) programme to increase maize production for local consumption and for export.

The seed maize, known as “Pioneer maize”, is drought resistant and could yield 42 bags per acre.

Mr Samuel Asante Mensah, the Project Manager of the Adventist Development Relief Agency (ADRA/MiDA) agricultural project, said this when farmers from Osino, Nsuapemso, Saaman and Nsutam in the Fanteakwa District inspected a demonstration farm.

He said some local companies were prepared to buy the maize when produced for sale to poultry and livestock farmers while the World Food Programme (WFP) will also purchase any excess maize for distribution to drought and flood affected victims in other part of the world.

The farmers appeal for adequate supply of the seed maize and other inputs to cultivate the maize on large scale.

Source: GNA

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2 comments

  1. This is GM Food being introduced through the back door. Big corporation want us to be dependent on them. It is not progress fooks. This is dependence 101.

  2. Are the farmers to replanting their farm output. If NO, where should the farmers obtain next season this certified seed from. Education on farmers adopting, buying and getting quality certified seed to plant should be the nations most help to farmers.