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Take control of Cashew buying to save sector from collapse – 2019 National Best Tree Crop Farmer tells Gov’t

BY: News Desk Report

As Ghana and many other countries around the globe battle the deadly coronavirus pandemic which puts us to danger of a possible food insecurity and world economic recession; the 2019 National Best Tree Crop farmer, Mr. Seth Agyei Fosu of Tuobodom in the Techiman North District, Bono East region is calling on Prez Akuffo Addo to be tactical in controlling our cash crops to the benefit of our country.

He is in this direction urging Government to take over the purchase of Cashew from the Indians, Chinese, Vietnamese and other foreigners like it’s done with Cocoa to prevent the individual buyers from cheating the farmers.

Following the continuous decrease in buyer prices which had drastically dropped from GHC8 to GHC3 and had become a major problem to the farmers, series of demonstrations were held in the Bono East, Bono and Western regions where farmers are into Cashew production as they called on government to intervene in the pricing with some even calling for a ban on the free entry boarder between Ghana and Cote D’ivoire.

Speaking in an interview with Peace News correspondent Nana Kwadwo Adu of Asta Fm in Techiman, the 2019 National Best Tree Crop farmer pleaded with Gov’t to take bold and urgent steps to save the already collapsing cashew production sector of Ghana.

Mr. Seth Agyei Fosu further called on Government to keep investing in Agriculture especially cashew plantation to make it more attractive to the youths to create jobs and wealth for Ghana.

Mr. Seth Agyei Fosu of Tuobodom in the Techiman North District, Bono East region is the 2019 National Best Tree Crop farmer.

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