Masara N’Arziki Farmers Association has started paying farmers under their umbrella to climax the 2013 farming season.?The farmers who have guaranteed price for their produce are measuring?high yields even in the prevalence of draught in the just ended season

photoThe good yield resulting in the bumper harvest has partly been attributed to quality inputs by both Wienco and YARA Ghana Limited and its timely supply to members by the Association.

According to the leadership of the Masara N’ Arziki farmers Association, produce in the fields is at the right moisture level to be harvested and therefore urged the over 10,000 members across their operational areas to deliver their produce in time to facilitate quick payment.

The leadership of the association also expects members to repay their credit on time without defaulting in order to improve the debt recovery record and to facilitate excellent administrative procedures

The General Manager of the Association, Mr. Luuc Smits disclosed that farmer groups whose produce have reached their ware houses have already been paid, urging other farmers under the association to speed up harvest for repayment so that they can ?maximize their profits.

He noted that unlike other instances where farmers had to wait for longer periods before being paid, the association had made it possible for beneficiary farmers to be paid within the shortest possible time.

This, according to him is because association knows the needs of farmers and has resolved to address them for the betterment of the ordinary farmers.

Masara is made up of over 10,000 individual farmers with its main objective of ensuring easy access to affordable credit in the form of inputs and guarantee markets for members.

The association operates in the three northern regions, and an offshoot of?Wienco and Yara Ghana Limited.

Masara N’ Arziki supply inputs in a form credit to small and medium scale farmers, they also provide technical support for all members for improved farming methods.


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