May 30, 2024

Farmers within the Techiman North District and Techiman South Municipality, have enthusiastically embraced the Ghana Agrochemicals and Crop Protection Exhibitions and Awards, citing the significant benefits it has brought to their farming practices.

The event which was first of its kind and organized by the Agrihouse Foundation, in partnership with the Bono East Regional Coordinating Council, provided a platform for farmers to learn about the latest advancements in agricultural technologies, crop protection methods, and sustainable farming practices.

“The exhibitions and awards have been a game-changer for us, we’ve gained invaluable knowledge on how to improve our yields, manage pests and diseases, and adopt more efficient farming techniques.”

“Technology has now been fully integrated with farming and that has changed a lot of things, the way of farming we know is no more as new and improved methods keeps popping up, so we are very much grateful with this event, we have learn a lot of things especially the  application of fertilizers, weedicides, pesticides, and other chemicals in our farms.

“Aside the knowledge we have gained, we also bought a lot of things for a very cheap price, we are very much grateful, they promised to come back next year so we will be waiting for them.”  A farmer told our reporter.

Another said, “Bbefore attending the exhibitions, we were struggling with various challenges, such as crop diseases, inefficient use of fertilizers, and post-harvest losses but now, we’ve learned about innovative solutions and techniques that have significantly improved our farming operations.”

The exhibitions feature demonstrations, workshops, and interactive sessions led by agricultural experts, input suppliers, and successful farmers. Farmers have the opportunity to network, share best practices, and explore new products and services that can enhance their productivity and profitability.

The Ghana Agrochemicals and Crop Protection Exhibitions and Awards also recognize outstanding, agribusinesses, and industry stakeholders through a prestigious awards ceremony.

On her part, the Chief Executive Officer of the Agirhouse Foundation, Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa, revealed that, they have taken note of all the feedbacks and promised to address them in their subsequent events while expressing satisfaction about the outcome of the event.

“We had a very engaging section with farmers and input dealers, we have got a good feedback and the encouragement to go on is very strong.

“We were hoping for 100% success but we didn’t get it like that yet the feedback have demonstrated that Bono East have embraced us and Techiman being the center of Ghana means the whole of Ghana has embraced the event.” She said

She acknowledged the fact that most of the input dealers as well as the farmers were given short notice concerning the program, a development she promised to work on in the subsequent events.