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Kwaebibirem District cultivates perfumed rice

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riceSix hectares of land in the inland valley at Pramkese in the Kwaebibirem District has been cropped with high yielding perfumed rice.

Speaking at Abaam during the districts’ celebration of the 29th Farmers’ Day, Mr Emmanuel Osae, District Chief Executive (DCE), said it was expected that 300 maxi bags of rice would be realised after harvest.

He said under the Youth in Agriculture Programme, the youth in the district were engaging in block farming projects.

In all a total of 24 hectares of land had been cultivated and about 600 maxi bags of maize were expected to be harvested after the farming season.

Mr Osae said it was gratifying to note that inputs for both rice and maize projects were supplied to beneficiary farmers on credit and repayment was expected to be done after sale of the produce.

The DCE urged the youth to take advantage of the project to earn a decent income.

Mr Cephas Azogble, Acting District Director of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, asked farmers to co-operate with agricultural extension officers to learn skills that would help them increase their yields.

Mr Richard Nti, 64, a farmer from Abaam, was adjudged the overall best district farmer.

He received a television set, a bicycle, radio, half piece of wax print, a pair of Wellington boots, 60 kilos of fertilizer, three machetes and a spraying machine.

Source: GNA

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