According to a press release issued by AGRA and copied to ghanabusinessnews.com, the project will target over 90,000 smallholder farmers in six regional states, and it will among other things co-finance the procurement of three lime crushers to deal with high levels of acidity in soils in various states.
Targeted Regional states include Oromia, Amhara, SNNPRS, Tigray, Gambela and Benshangul Gumuz, it said.
The release indicated that the project will target four key cereal crops namely maize, teff, barley and wheat and four grain legumes namely soybeans, faba beans, lentils and chick peas. It will also rally for farmers to adopt integrated soil fertility management approaches. It seeks to ensure a 100 per cent increase in improved yields as well as a 60 per cent increase in access to fertilizers and improved seeds by the targeted 90,000 smallholder farmers, it said.
By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi