DCE proposes non-partisan long-term policy to tackle low youth in farming

Mr Frank Amarble, Ketu South District Chief Executive (DCE), has proposed a non-partisan long-term policy to stem the growing dislike of the country’s youth in agriculture.

He said the country’s goal of creating jobs for the youth, mainly in agro-business, risked failure due to lack of interest.

Mr Amarble made the remark during this year’s District Farmers Day celebration at Agblekpui near Aflao where 25 farmers, fishermen and groups received various awards.

He if care was taken to improve agriculture development, the country could become a virtual food importing country in the coming years.

Mr Amarble noted that enthusiasm of the youth toward the Youth in Agriculture Programme, which offered free mechanization and other supports, had not been encouraging in the area.

He called for another look at the policy to ginger the interest of the youth, saying government should continue to craft and refine policies to improve agriculture production in the country.

Mr Geoffrey Agbleze, District Agriculture Officer, said farmers in the district earned GHc1.2 million from 16,180 metric tons of onions in the year.

John Akakpo, 40, from Kpogedi, was adjudged the best farmer in the district.

Source: GNA

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