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USADF boss interacts with outgrower farmers

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Mr Lloyd Pearson, President of the United States of Africa Development Foundation (USADF), has interacted with vegetable farmers in Dzowulu, a suburb of Accra to explore the best ways of assisting them to boost production.

The vegetable farmers, are under a special programme developed by Eden Tree Ghana Limited,  an agro-based company, which provides training and funding for the farmers through USADF to enhance production.

The interaction was aimed at providing the President of USADF, the opportunity to assess the level of work done by Eden Tree Ghana Limited and other affiliated bodies- Mensah Duah and Co, consultants for the project.

Mr Pearson, expressed satisfaction with the level of work done by the farmers saying, it will provide the needed platform for economic boost for the farmers and the country as well.

He said, the farmers had demonstrated their commitment to the success of the project by the level of success he had witnessed.

Mr Abubakar Suleiman, Head of the Vegetable Farmers Association, said the presence of the President of USADF had served as a source of motivation and encouragement for them.

He said the Association was committed to the production of healthy and quality farm products for the nation and would ensure that members applied the best farm practices to achieve their targets.

Mr Suleman, expressed appreciation to the USADF for providing them with the necessary financial assistance to improve upon their production.

Mrs Catherine Krobo-Edusei Benson, Chief Executive of Eden Tree Ghana Limited, said, the financiers of the project were satisfied with the outcome of their investments.

She said, plans were in place to expand the project to the outskirts of Accra.

Eden Tree Limited, a medium scale company, with specialisation in the processing, packaging and supply of fresh vegetables, recently launched a GH¢50,000 revolving loan fund  for out-grower farmers in partnership with USADF.

It was aimed at making available to the farmers quick access to loans in order to boost productivity, with Eden Tree Limited serving as  ready market for them.

Source: GNA

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