Over six hundred cassava growers in the Gomoa East District in the Central Region have undergone a one day training programme on the prospects the crop and its effect.
The programme which was organized by the Food and Agriculture organization in conjunction with the Gomoa East District Directorate of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture is aimed at educating the farmers, as well as other users of the crop for both domestic consumption and industrial purposes of the availability of ready market for the crop.
The District Director of MoFA, Mr. Francis Woode who briefed The Moment prior to the workshop disclosed that so far, his outfit in collaboration with other Organizations, have secured soft loans for cassava growers in the area.
He however expressed regret that though the loan was also intended to support youth who are into agriculture in the area as a way of encouraging more of them into the sector, he hinted that majority of the youth who assessed the loan facility failed to pay up.
He again hinted that such a training exercise would be extended to the other root and tuber growers in the area as well from time to time.
By: Robert Ayanful/THE MOMENT