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Techiman Municipal

 

The Municipality lies between longitudes 10 49’East and 20 30’ West and latitudes 80 00’ north and 70 35’ South.  The Municipality shares common boundaries with Wenchi Municipality to the North and West, Kintampo south District to the North-East, Nkoranza South District to the South-East and Offinso-North District (in the Ashanti Region) to the South. Total land area is 669.7 square kilometer.

The Municipality has a high population with an estimated of 244,977 (projected 2010) and also with population growth rate of 3.84% with a population density of 343 people per square kilometer (Projected, 2010)

Climate
The Techiman Municipality experience both semi-equatorial and tropical conventional or savanna climates, characterized by moderate to heavy rainfall annually.

The major rains start from April to July and the minor from September to October, then the only dry season which is highly pronounced in the savanna zone, starts in November and lasts until March.

The highest rainfall of over 1650mm is recorded in the south-west and declines northwards to about 1250mm in the North West Guinea-savanna zone around Offuman area.  It has annual average temperature of 280C and a relative humidity of 75-80% in the rainy season and 70-72% for the rest of the year.

Vegetation
The Municipality has three main vegetation zones, namely, the Guinea-Savanna woodland, located in the north-west, the semi-deciduous zone in the south and the Transitional zone, which stretches from the south-east and west up to the north of the municipality.

SOILS
There are three major soil associations in the Techiman Municipality, namely:
a.    The Damango-Murugu-Tanoso Association
b.    The Bediesi-Bejua Association; and
c.    The Kumasi-Offin Association

AGRICULTURE
Land Use
The major land use areas are crop production and animal production.   Aquaculture is on the traces and small fraction under reforestation joining Asubima Forest Reserve

CROP SECTOR
Techiman is noted with the largest market in the sub-region.  It hosts traders from Togo, Benin, Cote D’ivoire, Burkina Fasso, Mali and therefore is an International Market.
Major crop performance in 2009-2010

Comparative Production Figures (2009-2010)
Crop Area Cropped (Ha) Average Yield (Mt/ha) Production (Mt)
  2009 2010 % Change 2009 2010 % Change 2009 2010 % Change
Maize 15,230 15,690 3.00 1.90 2.09 10.00 28,937 32,792 13.32
Cassava 8,680 10,420 20.00 16.51 17.75 7.50 143,324 184,955 29.05
Yam 13,230 13,630 3.00 21.49 20.85 -2.98 284,35 284,186 -0.05
Cocoyam 2,970 2,710 -8.80 7.23 6.14 -15.02 21,460 16,639 -22.46
Plantain 8,120 7,960 -2.00 10.61 10.08 -4.97 86,135 80,237 -6.85
Tomato 4,780 11.5 54,,970
Pepper 1,370 1.70 2,329
Garden Eggs 210 8.1 1,701
Groundnuts 580 0.90 522
Cowpea 820 1.1 902  

SRID/RADU-2010

LIVESTOCK/POULTRY POPULATION (HEADS)

Year Cattle Sheep Goat Pigs Poultry
2007 6,355 19,404 18,091 3,928 65,000
2008 6,983 24,000 21,786 4,365 82,000

IRRIGATION FACILITIES
1.    Tanoso irrigation covers 96 Ha
2.    Kokroko small Farmer irrigation project – 66Ha
3.    Kaniago small Farmer Irrigation project-65Ha

Hectares of degraded forest rehabilitated under Reforestation Programme –Asubima Forest.

Year Hectarage
2005 1,750
2006 2,500
2007 1,000

Agricultural Projects
1.    Tomato Processing Promotion Centre (TPPC)
2.    Cocoa Disease and Pest Control Programme (CODAPEC)
3.    Root and Tuber Improvement and Marketing Programme (RTIMP)
4.    Cassava Adding Value, Africa (CAVA)
5.    African Cashew Development Initiative (ACDI)
6.    Community Forestry Management Project (CFMP)

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A tomato fields belonging to 2009 National Best Tomato Farmer- Ofuman

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A block Farm Field at Ofuman –Techiman

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Processing Unit –Tomato Processing Centre-Techiman

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