OCP Africa has composed a four-day preparing program for 200 Agricultural Extension Agents (AEAs) from MoFA and a few aggregators in the Bono East, Upper East, Upper West, North East, Ashanti, Oti and Eastern locales.
The preparation is inside the system of the association understanding between OCP Africa and Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), in September 2019 and as a feature of the agribooster program.
It was pointed toward building limits of the AEAs in accordance with OCP Africa’s 2020 Agribooster Campaign.
The preparation gave members information, devices and abilities on rancher elements, Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), cultivating as a (Business aptitudes), post-gather activities, and advertising of collected yields among others.
Mr Samuel Oduro, Country Manager of OCP Africa Ghana, said “aside the provision of farm inputs in the agribooster programme, we at OCP Africa believe the success of the programme partly depends on building the knowledge base of agricultural extension agents, who will transfer the knowledge gained to small-holder farmers.”
He added that OCPs ladies in agribooster program had likewise upheld about 5000 ladies little holder ranchers developing maize and rice with 1,250 metric huge loads of improved manures, land readiness administrations and farming change gear, with expected yield of 5000 metric tons.
Ashanti Regional Director at MoFA, Rev. John Manu stated, “The dynamism in the agricultural landscape and the impact of COVID-19 on agriculture makes this training programme very vital for extension agents and farmer aggregators in the country.”
“Our association with OCP Africa has been productive and advantageous and I accept the agrarian business, particularly little holder ranchers will be decidedly affected amidst COVID-19, he added.
The 2019 Agribooster Campaign prepared 87 augmentation officials, 400 lead ranchers and 42,605 smallholder ranchers on great agrarian practices.