Smallholder farmers trained to produce quality grain

The Northern Rural Growth Programme (NRGP) in collaboration with Nestle Ghana have trained smallholder farmers to produce good quality grain.

The training would not only help remove foreign materials from grain and free it from aflatoxin contamination but would also ensure good prices for the products.

Mr. Felix Darimaani, National Coordinator of Northern Rural Growth Program (NRGP) speaking at the training at the weekend at Gushie, a farming community of the Savelugu Nanton municipalty of the Northern Region stressed the need for farmers to ensure high quality of their produce.

According to him, the training was meant to position farmers of the area to compete for good market for their produce.

He hinted that Nestle Ghana had expressed interest in purchasing produce by the farmers if they meet the company’s standards.

He stressed that it was great good opportunity  for the farmers especially the smallholder farmers to improve on their income levels by ensuring quality grains that will attract high prices.

The Procurement Manager of the Nestle Central and West Africa in charge of Agriculture Klutse Kudamore said  the company’s main target was to help reduce poverty in the country by assisting farmers to produce quality foodstuffs to meet international standard.

He said the only way farmers of the area could get out of poverty was to produce quality foodstuffs.

Mr klutse noted that the only reason many companies were not patronising products of farmers were due to their sub-standard nature.

From Yakubu Abdul-Majeed,Gushie

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