As part of CropLife Ghana’s efforts to sensitize farmers on issues of agrochemical counterfeiting and responsible uses, CropLife Ghana organized a training for over 100 cocoa and vegetable farmers in Sabronum, in the Ahafo Ano East District of the Ashanti Region. The training was used to promote the quality agrochemicals and fertilizers supplied by CropLife Ghana members in the farming communities.
The training afforded the opportunity for the farmers to begin to cultivate quality and healthy cocoa and vegetables for both domestic and international markets through the use of approved and registered agri-inputs by their effective and efficient application. The training was facilitated by Mr. Bob ADJAKLOE (Ex-PPRSD) and Mr. Eric ABOAGYE (CLG).
A total of 22 females and 81 males participated in the training program. The participants cultivate cocoa, maize, tomatoes, and other vegetables. The farmer leaders praised CropLife Ghana for the special training and the opportunity to dialogue with the companies present (Dizengoff Ghana Limited and Bon Agro Limited). They were able to negotiate for good prices for the inputs they require for their farming activities.
|Farmers enquiring from Dizengoff Ghana stand at the training grounds|
|Farmers enquiring from Bon Agro stand at the training grounds|
The farmers suggested the need for a setting up of an agro-retailer shop in the community where they could patronize the quality products of CLG members only. They also requested for companies to link up with their spray service providers (SSPs) for distribution of approved and registered agrochemicals and fertilizers from CLG members to prevent them from patronizing counterfeited agrochemicals.