Programmes Projects & Potentials (BA)

BLOCK FARMING PROGRAMME

The region facilitated the supply, distribution, monitoring and backstopping of Block Farm activities in 2010

 

Table: Cropping Activity in Block Farm Programme – 2010

CROP LAND AREA (HECTARE) % (total Land area cropped) Total cost of input disbursed to farmers (GHC) Total Production  (mt)
Maize grain 6,951.6 81.06 1,687,340.8 14,111.75
Rice grain 445.4 5.19 154,857.00 717.094
Maize seed 194.4 2.27 60,818.00 394.63
Sorghum 66 0.77 16,926.52 70.0
Soy Grain 880 10.26 198,952.54 350
Soy Seed 32.8 0.38 10,261 13.12
Total 8,575.80 100.00 2,129,344.86

 

Table: No. of Farmers Involved

Membership Total No. employed by the Program
Male Female Total
Total 1,541 689 2,230 25,303

 

FOOD BUFFER STOCK (MAIZE AND RICE)

The region stocks of maize under the buffer stock programme, as at the end of May 2011 is 31,000 mini bags (50Kg/bag).

 

 

FERTILIZER SUBSIDY PROGRAMME (DISTRIBUTION)

  • The region facilitated the supply of fertilizer to farmers under fertilizer subsidy progarmme in 2010.  A bag of NPK 15-15-15 sold for GH¢ 27.00, urea GH¢ 18.00, Sulphate of Ammonia GH¢18.00.00, Sulfan GH¢18.00 and NPK 23-10-5 for GH¢ 27.00

Table: 2010 Fertilizer Subsidy-Distributions (50kg Bag)

Period 15:15:15 16:16:16 23:10:05 SOA UREA SULFAN Grand Total
June/July 13,003 895 13,728 24,187 3,551 835
August 9,022 1,168 7,489 12,335 1,811 801
September 6,649 1,255 12,096 14,147 4,762 504
October 5,690 2,291 13,651 35,101 10,360 1,086
November 3,182 6,596 395 5,192 295 143
December 70 420 0 300 18 09
Total (Bags) 37,616 12,625 47,359 91,262 20,797 3,378 213,037
Total Cost (GH¢) 1,015,632 340,875 1,278,693 1,642,716 374,346 60,804 4,713,066

 

LIVESTOCK SUB-SECTOR-CREDIT IN KIND PROGRAMME

 

Under the Livestock Credit in Kind Programme, each farmer was given 10 animals to rear after which the same numbers of animals will be collected within a two year period to be given to other farmers under the initiative.

RADU facilitated the distribution of the sheep to farmers in 2010. As at 30th September 2010, under the Livestock Development Project a total number of 3,200 sheep comprising 3,133 females and 67 males has been distributed to 320 beneficiary farmers under the Credit-in-Kind programme in four (4) districts. They are Kintampo North, Kintampo South, Pru and Atebubu districts.

Plans are far advanced to distribute additional 1,600 sheep to 120 farmers in the four project districts soon.

Credit-in-kind animals supplied to farmers as at 30th September, 2010

Table: LDP-Credit-in-Kind Initiative

Districts Animals Received Beneficiaries
Total Rams Ewes
Atebubu-Amantin 800 47 753 80
Pru 800 1 799 80
K’po. North 800 18 782 80
K’po. South 800 1 799 80
Total 3,200 67 3,133 320

 

IRRIGATION

Location       District     Capacity

Tanoso        Techiman         96 ha

Kokroko     Techiman         66 ha

Kaniago       Techiman        65 ha

Noberkaw   Asunafo S .     60 ha

Akrobi        Wenchi             66ha (operational in 2011)

Subingya    Wenchi            140ha (Operational in 2011)

 

AGRO PROCESSING:

  • Maize grit/soya blend  –  Yedent Agro Processing Ltd, Abesim
  • Tomato paste  –  Wenchi (currently not operational)
  • Tomato Processing (yet to be commissioned at Techiman)
  • Roasted cashew nuts and cashew drink  –  Berekum, Nsawkaw, Wenchi (Awisa). Sampa
  • Chilli powder , ‘prekese’ and Ginger  –  Abesim-Sunyani
  • Gari  –  throughout the region.

 

PROJECTS

NORTHERN RURAL GROWTH PROGRAMME

The region registered a total number of one hundred and sixty-three (163) groups and linked them to rural banks in the various districts.  Registration is still on-going.

Table: Registration of Farmers for NRGP activities

District Land area allotted to primary commodity (ha.) Land area allotted toSecondary commodity (ha.) No. of groups formed Membership
Male Female Total
Yeji 618 295.8 48 437 118 555
Tain 419.2 270.8 32 272 84 356
Kintampo North 289 95.8 18 150 85 235
Kintampo South 604.4 247 40 320 82 402
Sene 384.6 379.4 25 231 41 272
Total 2,315.2 1,288.8 163 1,410 410 1,820

Source: DADU’s Reports.

 

VILLAGE MANGO PROJECT

The aim of the Project is to enhance livelihoods of rural farmers through a new approach to promoting agro-forestry by incorporating fruit trees which will serve as source of livelihood and address sustainable management and development of the natural resources base of rural communities.  The project idea will eventually reduce land degradation as a major concern to communities in the Savanna and transitional zones of Ghana. It will reduce poverty in the Savanna and transitional zones and reforest approximately 280,000 acres of tree cover which is lost every year through improper farming practices.

Table:  Distribution of Seedlings

REGIONS SEEDLINGS BENEFICIARIES
Northern Region 29720 2739
Upper West 34010 2868
Upper East 32600 2799
Brong Ahafo 123470 24145
TOTAL 219,800 32,551

Current Status

The project has so far distributed two hundred and nineteen thousand and eight hundred (219,800) mango seedlings to thirty two thousand five hundred and fifty one (32,551) farmers in four regions. Six (6) districts were involved in the project in the Brong Ahafo region and they include Wenchi, Tain, Kintampo South, Dormaa East, Sunyani West and Techiman.

A total of 12,694 seedlings were grafted on the field whilst scarified seeds distributed to replace dead seedlings of 2008 were 30,500.  Water tanks and nursery tools were purchased  for  Jirapa.  Furthermore,  trainings were organized  for DDAs and AEAs in the project districts on the management of mango seedlings planted.

Observations from the field indicates that beneficiary farmers are quite serious with the care of the seedlings. This could be attributed to the fact that supplies of seedlings were upon request by the various districts. As at the end of 2010, the overall survival rate for the seedlings distributed in 2010 was between 75-85%.

 

Table: Food aid and school feeding programme

 

Base year Target Result % comparison between 2009 and 2010 Target Result % comparison between 2009 and 2010 Main/ District/ Ecological zone concerned Enrolment Levels
District 2008 2009 2010 (%+/-) 2010 2010 District 2009 2010 2010
Number of school s involved in school feeding programme 3 6 7 17 7 Asunafo N. 6 7 2,502
12 6 6 6 Asunafo S 6 6 2,116
3 3 4 33 4 Asutifi 3 4 2,762
2 38 46 21 46 Atebubu 38 46 22,022
1 10 10 10 Berekum 10 10 2,325
2 5 5 5 Dormaa Muni. 5 5 1,724
4 4 4 4 Dormaa E. 4 4 1,378
7 7 7 Jaman N. 7 7 5,094
8 8 8 Jaman S. 8 8 3,449
2 2 2 Kintampo S. 2 2 1,122
2 5 150 5 Kintampo N. 2 5 2,906
24 24 24 Nkoranza N. 24 24 7,019
7 7 7 Nkoranza S. 7 7 2,192
4 4 4 Pru. 4 4 21,175
8 8 8 Sene 8 8 5,045
26 25 (4) 25 Sunyani West 26 25 12,835
22 22 Sunyani Muni. 22 11,449
34 35 3 35 Techiman 34 35 15,708
10 10 10 Tain 10 10 1,723
7 7 7 Tano North 7 7 3,248
5 5 5 Tano S. 5 5 1,965
  • (2) Source: School Feeding Prog. Unit RCC

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS

 

Name of Project District
Inland Valleys Rice Development Project. Tano North and South,  Atebubu
Livestock Development Project Kint. N/S, Ateb.,Pru   (ended 2010)
Cashew Development Project Wenchi, Tain Jaman N/S (ended 2010)
Village Mango Project Wenchi, Tano North
Cassava Adding Value for Africa Wenchi, Dormaa, Atebubu , Sene, Syi W., Tano N/S, Asunafo N. Berekum etc
Northern Rural Growth Programme Kintampo North and South, Pru, Sene, Tain

 

POTENTIALS

  • Land available  (23,734km2 for crop and livestock
  • Several rivers and water bodies available for irrigation and livestock
  • Potential exists in the hatcheries and feed mills industry in the poultry concentrated areas of the region e.g. Dormaa.
  • Vegetable processing, especially processing of tomato, pepper and okro in Techiman, Tano, Atebubu, Jaman, Dormaa
  • Production of industrial starch, glue and alcohol from cassava, throughout the region.
  • Potential exists for the creation of livestock markets, which can be modelled on the Techiman market
  • Poultry production is becoming increasingly popular in all the districts – notably Dormaa, Sunyani, Techiman and Kintampo.
  • Cottage industries for the production of palm oil, palm kernel oil, gari, earthenware, Asunafo N, Tano N/S, Techiman
  • Production and processing of Cashew (Beverage, nuts and other products at Tain, Jaman North and South, Wenchi  and Techiman.

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