Kwaebibirem DCE advises farmers to adopt new technologies

Mr Emmanuel Osae, Kwaebibirem District Chief Executive, has said that farmers in the area continue to experience low yields due to their refusal to adopt new technological packages that are imparted by agricultural extension agents.

Speaking at the 27th Farmers Day Celebration at Pramkese at the weekend, he said fortunately the district was endowed with two research centres, the Oil Palm Research Institute at Kusi and the Forest and Horticultural Crops Research Centre at Okumaning.

Mr Osae appealed to farmers to contact those research institutions for advice on new farming practices to maximize their yield and that there was also the need for collaboration between the researchers, Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), in order to solve agricultural problems.

He also implored researchers to continue developing more innovative ways of improving agriculture in the country.

He said the time had come to abandon the traditional type of farming, which not only destroyed the forest but also took a heavy toll on the health of the people.

The District Director of MOFA, Mr Kofi Ametepey, cautioned palm oil processors against using lorry tyres to boil their palm fruits as it contained harmful substances to palm oil consumers.

Mr Ametepey pleaded with members of the district assembly, chiefs and opinion leaders to put in place the appropriate measures to stop the practice.

Source: GNA

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