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Cocoa farmers urged to spray their farms

The District Manager of Cocoa Merchant Company, a licensed cocoa buying company in the Central Region, has urged farmers to embrace the mass cocoa spraying exercise introduced by the government.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) after farmers’ meeting at Agona Duakwa in the Central Region, Mr. Randy Nkrumah stressed that embracing the mass cocoa spraying exercise, would help farmers to increase the crop yield as the exercise was part of a high-technology cocoa production method.

According to Mr. Nkrumah, the introduction of the high-tech programme was a testimony of government’s determination to help improve the cocoa industry, in order to reduce poverty among farmers.

The District Officer expressed concern that some cocoa farmers failed to allow their farms to be sprayed, although the cocoa were infested with the capsid virus that destroyed cocoa beans.

Source: GNA

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