2021 November rains in Adaklu District surprised farmers

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Farmers

A renowned farmer in the Adaklu district has described the recent November rainfall patterns in the district as a surprise because farmers least expected it.

He said that for about a decade now, the rains usually curtailed in the district in the third or fourth week of October, each year.

Mr Seth Letsu, the Adaklu district best rice farmer in 2018 who was speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency at Adaklu Kodzobi said last year for instance most farmers could not recoup what they invested in during the minor farming season due to the abrupt end of the rains in October.

It rained throughout November, this year in the Adaklu district with the last one on the 29th of that month.

The best farmer said the phenomenon of climate change could be the cause from reports he had monitored in the media and called on extension officers to lead this crusade to create the necessary awareness.

He said farming had now become a serious business that needed new and innovative ways and must be approached with all seriousness.

Mr Letsu noted that the only setback for farmers this minor season was the unavailability of subsidised fertilizer saying “this can be a disincentive to most farmers especially the young ones.”

He said that farming could be used to curb the menace of youth unemployment in the country if it was made attractive by the government.

Mr. Letsu appealed to the government to always make subsidised fertilizer, improved seeds, and other farming inputs available for farmers.

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