Sorghum Farmers’ numbering about 200 in the Jirapa municipality of the upper west region receives training under the three and half year grains for growth programme to help them produce sorghum to increase yield and to protect the environment from degrading.

The beneficiary communities includes; Ping, Sabuli, Balanta, Nindor – Waala, Hain, Guo, Deriyiri, Zaguo, Ulkpong, Ul –Dantie, and Ul –Tampoe.

The program which was organized by AGRIACCESS in collaboration with IDH in Ping on Thursday, farmers were thought on how to plough without tractor and with very little fertilizer. The method they said will help farmers to increased their yield and make income.

Speaking at the demonstration farm, Mr. Charles Yaro an Agronomist and the representative of IDH disclosed that under the face three of the grain for growth project, IDH seek to support businesses like AGRIACCESS to produce sustainably and also to increase productivity and increase income for the small holder farmers.

Touching on climate change, Mr. Yaro said that discussions and research from all around the world relate to what we do as humans on earth. According to him, corporations and scientists have suggested that farmers should change their practices to regenerative agriculture.

Mr. Charles also stated that as part of efforts to encourage farmers to produce sorghum, IDH is collaborating with bigger markets like Guinness Ghana and Nestle Ghana to buy sorghum from local farmers for the manufacturing of beverages since it is difficult to access the sorghum in neighboring countries like Burkina Faso and Togo.

Jirapa fm in an exclusive interview with some farmers after the program, they expressed gratitude to AGRIACCESS and IDH for the support since it will reduce the cost of farming and increase their yield. They also made a passionate appeal to other organizations to come up with such programs to boost the capacity of farmers.


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