Programmes Projects & Potentials (ER)

PROGRAMMES

BLOCK FARM

Table: 2010 BLOCK FARM  /DEMONSTRATION (MAJOR AND MINOR SEASON)

Districts Cultivated Area(Ha) Total        Cost of input supplied to farmers Production

(Mt)

Employment

(Number of beneficiaries)

Target Achievement Males Females Total
Lower Manya Krobo 150 150 31,125 375 88 41 129
Kwaebibirem 20 20 4,718 57.5 25 2 27
Birim Central 29 29 3,065 70 60 12 72
Atiwa 30 30 6,225 75 42 25 67
Akwapim South 100 30 20,750 250 214 96 310
Birim South 40 40 8,715 105 64 30 94
West Akim 30 30 6,225 75 27 3 30
Kwahu South 30 30 6,225 75 49 20 69
East Akim 28 28 5,810 70 28 8 36
Akyemansa 50 50 12,450 150 87 13 100
Kwahu West 55 55 11,186 110 44 8 52
Fanteakwa 40 40 7,799 95 42 14 56
Akuapem  North 100 100 20,750 250 244 52 296
Yilo Krobo 40 40 8,300 100 35 12 47
Birim North 28 28 5,450 70 34 12 46
Asuogyaman 60 60 11,550 150 91 63 154
Upper Manya Krobo 150 150 31,125 375 366 119 485
Kwahu East 20 20 4,250 50 40 5 45
New Juaben 40 40 6,500 100 41 6 47
Total (Grain)  Major Season 1,040

28

1,040 212,218 2600 1621 541 2162
Total (Seed)   Major Season 28 28 6,720 56.28 7 0 7
Kwahu  North (Grain)               Minor Season 2000 1,445 310,371 3612.5 2048 958 3006
Kwahu  North (Seed)               Minor Season 80 80 35,378 160.8 16 0 16
TOTAL(GRAIN) 3040 2,485 522,589 6212.5 3669 1499 5,168
Seed  Maize 108 108 42,098 217.08 23 0 23
Rice 32 32 37 0 37

PROJECTS

Project Beneficiary Districts
Inland Valley Rice Project (IVRP) Akyemansa, Birim Central, Birim North , Birim South, Kwaebibirem
Export Marketing Quality Awareness Project(EMQAP) Kwaebibirem, Lower & Upper Manya-Krobo, Yilo-Krobo,West Akim, Akuapem South,  Asuogyaman, Suhum Kraboa-Coaltar,Fanteakwa
Heifer Project Akuapem North, Akuapem South and Suhum Kraboa-Coaltar.
Afram Plains District Agricultural Development  Project(APDADP) Kwahu North
Millennium  Development Authority

(MiDA)

Kwahu North , Kwahu South, Kwahu East  Upper & Lower  Manya-Krobo, Yilo-Krobo and Akuapem South
National Cockerel Project All 21 districts

INLAND VALLEYS RICE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT  (2010)

DISTRICT Project

Site

Target

(Ha)

Area

Cultivated

Yield

(84kgbag)

Yield

(Mt/ha)

No. of  Farmers
Male Female
Kwaebibirem Akyem krobo 7.0 1.0 45 3.78 4 0
Pramkese 2.2 0.6 27 3.78 2 0
Subtotal 9.2 1.6 72
Akyemansa Abenase 28.0 21.2 909 3.62
Ayirebi 18.0 18.0 836 3.9
Subtotal 46.0 39.2 1,745
Birim South Akyem Swedru 5.0 5.0 154 2.6 8 0
Subtotal 5.0 5.0 154 8 0
Birim Central Oda Nkwanta 20.0 16.4 547 2.8 15 3
Subtotal 20.0 16.4 547 15 3
TOTAL 80.2 62.2 2,518 AV=3.41

EXPORT MARKET AND QUALITY AWARENESS PROJECTS (EMQAP)

  • The project is currently in 10 Districts of the region
  • The project is to assist in the production of quality Horticulture Export Crops
  • A demonstration centre to serve as a centre of excellence for horticulture crops is established at Kade

HEIFER PROJECT

This project is  being implemented by Heifer International in collaboration with MoFA . Dairy cattle were imported from South Africa by Heifer International  and supplied to members of  diary farmers groups to produce milk and other diary products for sale to the public.  The role of DADUs in this project  has been the provision of continuous education and veterinary services to make the programme a success.  Three districts are benefiting from this project in the Eastern Region.  These are Akuapem South, Akuapem North and Suhum Kraboa Coaltar.  Average milk production by each cow stands at between 12 -14 litres

Current stock of animals in districts

No. District Current Stock
1. Akwapim North 27
2. Akwapim South 50
3. Suhum Kraboa Coaltar 48
TOTAL 125

AFRAM PLAINS DISTRICT AGRIC. DEVELOPMENT PROJECT –

The Afram Plains District Agricultural Development Project (APDADP) aims at reducing poverty of farmers in the Kwahu North District.  It is an African Development Bank funded project.

Achievements:

a) Cashew Production

–  100 farmers trained and supported with 1.0 mt of seed cashew to establish 450 ha. of cashew farms.

–  42 ha. of productive cashew farms have been rehabilitated by farmers.

b.)  Irrigation farming

– 23 farmer groups in 13 communities have been assisted to produce vegetables under irrigation.

c.) Post harvest management

Two hundred and Ninety – eight (298) narrow cribs and 17 raised huts have been provided for195 farmers to help them store their maize and Yam.

d.) Livestock production

One hundred and fifty (150) improved breeds of small ruminants were distributed to 136 farmers (49% females) to improve the genetic make-up of their goats in the Kwahu North District.

f.) Forest resource management

– The project has supported the establishment of 10 community nurseries of holding capacity of 211,400 seedlings to increase environmental sustainability in the district.

– 310 beneficiaries have been supported to establish 134.0 hectares of agro-forestry, 63 hectares of woodlot and 6 hectares of green belts.

REGIONAL SUMMARY OF STARTER PACK DISTRIBUTION FOR THE PERIOD (MARCH- APRIL 2010)  UNDER MiDA

DISTRICTS TOTAL # OF FBO # OF  TRAINED/ BENEFICIARY

FARMERS

ITEMS SUPPLIED
MAIZE SEED (KG)

(9kg/farmer)

NPK 15-15-15 BAG(50GK)                   (2 bags/farmer) SULPHATE OF AMMONIA BAG (50KG)  (1bag/farmer) WELLINGTON BOOT
(1 boot/farmer)
NOSE MASK

(1 mask/farmer)

Q’TY DATE Q’TY DATE Q’TY DATE Q’TY DATE Q’TY DATE
Lower Manya Krobo 4 161 1449kg (32.2 Bags of 45kg) 6/4/10 322 6/3/10 161 6/3/10 161 19/3/10 161 19/3/10
Upper Manya Krobo 8 361 3249 kg (72.2 bags of  45kg) 6/4/10 709 6/3/10 357 6/3/10 355 19/3/10 357 19/3/10
Yilo Krobo 10 494 4446kg  (98.8 bags of  45 kg) 6/4/10 1,000 6/3/10 494 6/3/10 494 19/3/10 494 19/3/10
Kwahu South 19 877 8550 (190  bags of 45kg) 30/3/10 1754 30/3/10 877 30/3/10 877 30/3/10 877 30/3/10
Kwahu East 22 1,074 9666 (214.8bags of  45kg) 30/3/10 2,148 30/3/10 1074 30/3/10 1074 30/3/10 1074 30/3/10
Akuapem South 24 1179 10611kg (235.8bags of  45kg) 26/3/10 2072 26/3/10 1039 26/3/10 1039 26/3/10 1039 26/3/10
Fanteakwa 38 1891 17019kg (378.2bags of  45kg) 26/3/10 3782 26/3/10 1891 26/3/10 1891 26/3/10 1891 26/3/10
Kwahu north 95 4644 34344kg (763.2 bags of 45 bags

485  farmers had pepper seeds

16/3/10 9288 16/3/10 4644 16/3/10 4644 16/3/10 4644 16/3/10
Total 220 17054 89334 21221 17054 17054 17054


RAO M&E IN A MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF OGOME DAWA FARMERS

ASSOCIATION DURING STARTER  PACK MONITORING VISIT

RAO M&E  TOGETHER WITH MISO & SUPERVISOR OF UPPER MANYA KROBO

CROSS CHECKING MEASUREMENT OF A FIELD BY AEA WITH GPS

SPECIAL PROGRAMMES

FERTILIZER SUBSIDY PROGRAMME

Table: Summary on Subsidized Fertilizer Coupon Received and issued to districts in

Eastern Region -2008/2009

Type of Fertilizer Coupons Issued farmers % change Total Value of Subsidy

(GH¢) Involved

Subsidy amount per bag of each kind of fertilizer

(GH¢)

2008 2009 2008 2009 2008 2009 2010
Sulphate of Ammonia 10,500 13,050 24.3 170,700 187,920 16.20 14.40 16.00
N PK  23:10 :05 18,100 22,200 22.7 438,020 586,080 24.20 26.40 17.00
NPK   15:15:15 46,550 60,350 29.6 1,173,060 1,713,940 25.20 28.40 17.00
Urea 28,250 33,450 18.4 740,150 414,780 26.20 12.40 15.00
TOTAL 103400 129,050 24.8 2,521,930 2,902,720

Subsidized Fertilizer  Beneficiaries

Number of Subsidized Fertilizer  Beneficiary farmers M F Total
2008 14,222 2,336 16,552
2009 26,820 3,781 30,601
% change 88.6 61.9 84.9

The objective of the programme is to ensure that fertilizers reach all farmers at the subsidised prices.

The subsidy covered handling charges, cost of transportation as well as commission and margins to fertilizer agents and dealing companies.

Table: Subsidized Fertilizer sold to farmers in the region by Importers as at December 2010 using waybill system

N.P.K

15-15-15

N.P.K

23-10-05

N.P.K

16-16-16

SULPHATE

OF AMMONIA

UREA TOTAL
DIZENGOFF 203 1,000 882 2,672 4757
YARA 3,389 3,297 2,434 1,477 10,597
CHEMICO 16,454 7,706 5,131 29291
GOLDEN STORK 5,482 1,259 3,553 2,358 12,652
Total 9074 5,556 16454 14575 11,638 57297

ROOT AND TUBER IMPROVEMENT AND MARKETING PROGRAM (RTIMP)

  • COMPONENT  A: SUPPORT TO INCREASE COMMODITY CHAIN LINKAGES

–    Linking small producers to large markets, small producers and processors are being linked to larger scale processors and to markets. Twenty four farmers / groups have been formally linked with small scale processors within their communities with the help of DADU staffs: Birim south (14), Birim Central municipality (2), and Suhum Kraboa Coaltar (8). A simplified MOU signed amongst them enjoins the producers or processors to see the other players as the first point of call when the producer has roots to sell or the processor needs root to buy.

  • COMPONENT  B : SUPPORT TO ROOT AND TUBER  PRODUCTION

–  Farmer field school on  application of integrated pest management(IPM)  on Cocoyam cultivation was carried in four (4) RTIMP operating districts, namely Suhum Kraboa Coaltar, Birim North,  Birirm Central and Fanteakwa.

–  Primary and secondary multiplication

The region has one main primary multiplication site at Kwamoso in the Akuapim North District. The primary site has a total of 22.2 hectares planted with different varieties of cassava

Secondary planting multiplication established in 2010 under RTIMP to supply improved planting material to tertiary farmers Eastern

No. NAME OF DISTRICT AREA OF EACH VARIETY OF CASSAVA UNDER CULTIVATION
HECTARAGE AFISIAFI BANKYE HENMAA ESSAM BANKYE IFAD NKABOM DOKU DUADE TEK BANKYE AGBELIFIA TOTAL ACREAGE
East Akim Acreage 4.00 2.00 1.20 0.00 2.60 0.00 0.00 0.00 9.80
Hectarage 1.60 0.80 0.48 0.00 1.04 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.92
Fanteakwa Acreage 13.10 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 15.10
Hectarage 5.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.0
Yilo Krobo Acreage 0.00 2.83 1.15 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.98
Hectarage 0.00 1.13 0.46 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.59
Akuapem North Acreage 2.25 8.93 0.00 1.57 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 12.75
Hectarage 0.90 3.57 0.00 0.63 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5.10
Birim Central Acreage 14.60 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 16.10
Hectarage 5.84 0.60 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 6.44
Birim South Acreage 4.49 3.57 0.00 0.14 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 8.20
Hectarage 1.80 1.43 0.00 0.06 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.28
West Akim Acreage 14.30 0.90 0.10 0.00 0.00 0.15 0.00 0.00 15.45
Hectarage 5.72 0.36 0.04 0.00 0.00 0.06 0.00 0.00 6.18
Birim North Acreage 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Hectarage 0.00
Akyemansa Acreage 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Hectarage 0.00
Suhum Kraboa Coaltar Acreage 10.00 4.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 15.00
Hectarage 4.00 1.60 0.40 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 6.00
Asougyaman Acreage 0.00 17.00 1.00 1.00 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 20.50
Hectarage 0.00 6.80 0.40 0.40 0.60 0.00 0.00 0.00 8.20
0.00
0.00
Total Acreage 62.74 40.73 4.45 2.71 6.10 0.15 0.00 0.00 116.88
Total Hectareage 25.10 16.29 1.78 1.08 2.44 0.06 0.00 0.00 46.75

AGRICULTURAL   MODERNIZATION

Under the Government’s Agricultural Modernization Programme, a number of tractors and implements were sold to farmers at subsidized prices in the region.  Details are as follows:-

1.  Subsidised Tractors and other implements were sold to 45 individuals

Agricultural Mechanization Centres (AMSECS) established

AMSEC CENTRE LOCATION NO OF TRACTORS ALLOCATED
Affram Plains Tractor owners Association Kwahu North 5
Royal Rivers Agro Estate Asuogyaman 5
Kwasamy Kwahu North 5
Community Development and Construction Co. Ltd Kwahu North 5
“AA” Farms Kwahu North 5
Unkar ltd Upper Manya Krobo 5
Ademec Kwahu North 8
Elpha Enterprise Fanteakwa 5
Farmer Kay Kwahu South 5

SUBSIDIZED TRACTORS AND EQUIPMENTS DISTRIBUTED BY RADU(2009)

Type /No of Equipments Total Amount Amount Expected to be recovered(Debt) Amount Recovered % Recovered
Tractors(22) 55,666.67 44,533.336 80%
Maize Sheller (3) 4,200 4200 2100 50%
Mechanical Dryer(1) 6,300 6,300 6,300 100%

MAJOR MARKETS AND COMMODITIES

DISTRICT MAJOR  MARKETS MAIN FOOD ITEMS
New Juaben Koforidua Maize, plantain, cassava and vegetables
Yilo-Krobo Kro Agogo  and

Nkurakan

Maize, plantain, cassava, yam, sheep, goats, palm fruits and

vegetables

Manya-Krobo Asesewa, Agormanya Plantain, Cocoyam, Cassava and Vegetables
West Akim

Asamankese, Quarshikrom

Nyakumase, Akateng

Owuram

, Cassava, Cocoyam, Maize and palm fruits

Garden eggs and Orange. Pepper, Plantain,  and banana

East Akim New Tafo Plantain, Cassava, maize and vegetables
Atiwa Anyinam, Abomosu Plantain,, Cassava
Kwaebibirem Kade Plantain, cocoyam, palm fruits and oil
Fanteakwa Ahomahomasu, Abooso

Ehiamankyene

Plantain, Cocoyam, Cassava and Vegetables
Birim South Oda

Achiase

Cocoyam and Plantain

Palm fruits and oil

Birim North New Abirem Plantain, cocoyam, Palm fruits and oil
Akyemansa Akoase Plantain, cocoyam, Palm fruits and oil
Akwapim South Nsawam Pineapple, Maize, Cassava and Vegetables
Akwapim North Adawso, Asenema, Mangoase

Kitase

Plantain, Maize, Cassava and vegetables

Maize, Cassava and Vegetables

Maize, cassava and plantain

Fruits and Vegetables

Asuogyaman Akosombo, Atimpoku Fish, lobsters, Maize and Cassava

Cassava, Tilapia

Kwahu North Maame Krobo Donkorkrom

Tease, Ekye Amanfrom

Yam, Maize and Groundnut Cattle, Cowpea, Pepper

Charcoal Vegetables

Kwahu South Hweehwee, Bepong, Ntomemu Maize, cassava, groundnuts Tiger nuts

Vegetable and plantain

Kwahu West Nkawkaw Maize, cassava, Groundnuts, Yam, Vegetables
Kwahu East Abetifi Maize, cassava, groundnuts
Suhum/Kraboa Anum Apapam, Amanase

Akorabo

Plantain, cocoyam, vegetables Maize, cassava and

Plantain, cassava and maize

AGRO INDUSTRIES

Agro processing is done in the region mainly by small scale processors, however there are a few medium scale ones. The prominent agro processors in the region include:

NAME  OF AGRO-PROCESSOR PRODUCT(S) LOCATION/ DISTRICT
Jenifal Farms Soya –Gari, Starch Adeiso -West Akim
Pinora Limited Orange Fruit Juice West Akim
Sunripe Ltd Pineapple fruit Juice Nsawam-Akuapem South
Nsawam Canneries Orange, Pineapple Juice Nsawam-Akuapem South
Blue Skies Product Ltd Mango, Orange, Pineapple, Coconut, Papaya, Passion Fruits Juice, Dobro -Akuapem South
Astek Fruit Processing Ltd Pineapple Juice Nsawam-Akuapem South
Bikak Fruit Processing Pineapple Juice Nkukrom, Akuapem South
Gold Coast Foods & Drinks Ltd Pineapple, Citrus, Mango, Ginger Dobro -Akuapem South
Ghana Oil Palm Development Company (GOPDC) Palm oil Kwae-Kwaebibirem
Crop Research Institute of Ghana(CRIG) Various Cocoa & Cashew Products (Wine, Gin,  Soaps, Creams New Tafo- East Akim
Water Resource Research Centre Tilapia Akosombo-Asuogyaman
FAWES Orange, Pineapple Juice Nkawkaw-Kwahu West
Work and Happiness Cassava Processors Association Cassava chip& Flour, Gari,

Starch and Tapioca

Ehiamankyene-Fanteakwa
Biakoye Cassava Processors Association

Cassava chip& Flour, Gari,

Starch and Tapioca

Otaipro- Birim Central

TOURISM

Eastern Region is endowed with many tourist attraction sites which include:

Aburi Botanical garden at Aburi

Bunso Arboretum  at Bunso

Boti Falls at Huhunya

Asenema Falls at Asenema

Akaa Falls

Tetteh Quarshie’s Cocoa farm at Mampong

The Big Tree

Atibie Kwahu Paragliding

Akosombo Dam

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