Crops Subsector (VR)

CROPS SUBSECTOR

The Volta region is noted for growing various crops; among them are Cocoa, Coffee, Maize, Sorghum, Cassava, Yam, Rice, Yams, Cowpea, Groundnut, Plantain, Cocoyam, Oil Palm, Pineapple, Cashew, Vegetables etc

The table below summarizes the crop performance in the Region in 2009 – 2010.

Table: Crop Performance In The Region

CROP CROPPED AREA (Ha) AVERAGE YIELD (Mt/Ha) PRODUCTION (Mt)
2010 2010 2010
Maize 52,070 1.80 93,887
Rice 21,860 0.66 67,229
Cassava 102,410 14.93 1,529,022
Yam 26,350 14.22 374,610
Cowpea 1,920 0.64 1,224
Soyabean 4,360 1.13 4,945
Cocoyam 6,160 7.42 45,678
Plantain 7,980 7.83 62,502

Source: Annual Sample Survey of Agriculture, 2010

Table: LOCATION OF MAJOR CROPS IN THE REGION

CROP NOTABLE   DISTRICTS
Cocoa Hohoe, Jasikan, Ho, Kadjebi
Coffee Jasikan, Hohoe, Kadjebi
Citrus Jasikan, Hohoe, Kadjebi, Adaklu-Anyigbe
Oil Palm Hohoe, Kadjebi, Jasikan, Ho, Adaklu-Anyigbe, Ketu North, Kpando, South Dayi
Coconut Ketu South, Keta,
Pawpaw Akatsi, South Tongu, Adaklu-Anyigbe, South Dayi, Kpando
Water Melon Akatsi, Keta, South Tongu, North Tongu, Adaklu-Anyigbe, South Dayi, Kpando, Ketu South, Ketu North
Vegetables All the 18 Districts
Maize All the 18 Districts
Rice Ketu North, Hohoe, Krachi West, North Tongu, South Tongu, Krachi East, Jasikan, Kadjebi, Adaklu-Anyigbe, Kpando, Nkwanta North, Nkwanta South
Cassava All the 18 Districts
Sweet Potatoes Akatsi, Ketu North,
Yam Nkwanta North, Nkwanta South, Krachi West, Krachi East, Hohoe, Adaklu Anyigbe,
Cowpea Akatsi, Adaklu-Anyigbe, Krachi West, Krachi East
Soyabean All the 18 Districts
Sorghum Nkwanta North, Nkwanta South, Krachi West, Krachi East, Hohoe,
Cocoyam Hohoe, Jasikan, Boakoye, Ho, Kadjebi
Plantain Hohoe, Jasikan, Boakoye, Ho, Kadjebi, Adaklu-Anyigbe
Banana Hohoe, Jasikan, Boakoye, Ho, Kadjebi, Adaklu-Anyigbe
Tiger Nuts Hohoe, Jasikan, Boakoye, Ho, Kadjebi, Adaklu-Anyigbe, Akatsi, South Tongu, North Tongu
Ginger Jasikan, Boakoye
Pineapple Akatsi, Kpando, South Tongu, North tongu
Mango Ketu North, South Tongu, North Tongu, Ho, Kpando
Sugar Cane Ketu North, ketu south, Jasikan, North Tongu, South Tongu

The Region has a lot of potentials for seed production for planting to achieve food self-sufficiency.

The following is what had been achieved in 2010.

Table: Seed Production in 2010

NO. OF GROWERS CROP TOTAL AREA CULTIVATED (Ha) YIELD (Mt/Ha) TOTAL PRODUCTION (Mt)
45 Maize 167 1.95 325.7
21 Cowpea 9 3.8 376.2
18 Soya Bean 6 4.5 27.0

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