The Kwahu Afram Plains South District Assembly have raised a total of 150,000 cashew and Mango seedlings for free distribution to farmers in Kwahu Afram Plains South District of the Eastern Region under the Ghana Productive Safety Net Project (GPSNP) seeking to strengthen and improve social safety nets and productive inclusion of the poor and vulnerable.
“We have raised 150,000 cashew and Mango seedlings put together from the Samanhyia, Hwanyanso and Odumasua nurseries. Out of this number 46,000 cashew and Mango seedlings have been distributed, leaving with a remainder of 104,000 seedlings ” District Chief Executive Hon. George Ofori said during a General Assembly Meeting held in Tease, the District Capital.
He said the District is projecting that the area becomes a major producer of cashew and mango in the next decades.
He, therefore, tasked Assembly Members in the district to encourage farmers to take advantage of the beds raised to venture into mango and cashew farming to have an additional source of income aside from the traditional crops they farm.