Agona West Municipal

GEOGRAPHIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC BACKGROUND

Population:                         –              160,000

Distribution:                       –              295 persons/sq/km

Farming population:       –              99,200

Location:                              –              Between latitude 5o 30’ and 5050’N and between longitude 00.35’ and  00.55’W

LAND USE POTENTIALS (SPECIFIC TO AGRICULTURE)

Total land Area                  –              32,000 ha

Arable land area               –              20,153 ha

Area under irrigation      –               5.3 ha

Estimated forest area    –                3,187 ha

CLIMATE:

The area falls within the wet semi – equatorial zone

Annual rainfall                                 –                1000mm to 1400mm (bimodal)

Dry season                                        –                December to March

Highest mean temperature         –              33.80c (between March and April)

Lowest mean temperature         –              29.40C (August)

Main rivers                                       –                Ayensu and Akora

Vegetation:                                      –                Transitional zone

–               Moist semi diciduous forest

–              Secondary forest – Celtic Triplochilon and Amitosis Chlorophora

TOPOGRAPHY: –                Very undulating due to years of extensive erosion

STORAGE FACILITIES AVAILABLE

–           Traditional barns

–          Storage cribs

–          Cocoa shed

–          Cocobod warehouse

CROP PRODUCTION

Major Food crops: – Maize, Cassava, Plantain, Yam, Cocoyam and Vegetables.

Plantation crops: – Citrus, Cocoa, Oil palm, Coconut, Sugarcane

MAIN LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY

Sheep, goat, pig, cattle, grasscutters and rabbits

Poultry (local and exotic)

MAJOR CROP WITH COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

Pineapple (exotic varieties)

TREE SPECIES AVAILABLE

Mahogany, Wawa and Sapele

ON- GOING PROJECTS

LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME

ANIMAL NO. NO. OF BENEFICIARIES REMARKS
Pig

Cockerel

24

600

7

112

Sows are ready for crossing

Exotic breeds are crossing local birds

ROOT AND TUBERS IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME

TYPE OF FARM NO. FARMS REMARKS
Secondary farms

Tertiary farms

8

546

Selection of farmers to establish more farms on-going

Routine maintenance of farms continue

FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL BUDGETARY SUPPORT (FABs)

BENEFICIARY GROUP EQUIPMENT TYPE OF PRODUCT
Bobikuma palm and kernel oil Processing and Marketing Cooperative Ltd Oil palm processing and milling machines Palm and kernel oil

Soap making

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