By: Yayra Lawoe
Smallholder farmers and experts in Agriculture have met in Accra to share ideas on how to sustain the production of Soyabean.
The move is to enable rural farmers raise their yields and incomes and improve food security on a sustainable basis.
The Sustainable Soybean Production in Northern Ghana (SSPiNG) project aims at materialising the multiple potential benefits of soyabean to smallholder farmers and other value chain actors engaged in the food and feed sectors in Ghana.
Hundred thousand (100,000) smallholder farmers are already benefiting from the Sustainable Soybean Production in Northern Ghana (SSPiNG) project, which has been in existence for 18 months now.
To address the low soyabean yields, the smallholder farmers are supported with subsidized inputs such as seeds and fertilizers.
The four-year project is designed to provide an opportunity for job creation, poverty reduction and food security in the Northern region and the country at large .
The project is being implemented in 16 districts across the five Northern regions of Ghana.
The Project Coordinator SSPiNG, Professor Samuel Adjei-Nsiah advised farmers to plant their soyabean seeds between 15th June and 15th July to have a bumper harvest.
The Sustainable Soybean Production in Northern Ghana Ghana (SSPiNG) project is funded by Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) through YARA Ghana.