Two thousand Cashew seedlings have been distributed to Fifty Cashew Farmers in the West Gonja Municipality in a short ceremony held at Damongo the Regional capital of the Savannah Region.
Addressing a gathering, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FortuneAid, Sumani Iddrisu, who doubles as the President of the Cashew Farmers Association of Damongo expressed gratitude to OLAM Ghana Cashew one of the leading agri-commodity companies in the country for supporting them with the seedlings.
He said, FortuneAid Limited aside OLAM Ghana is collaborating with Tree Aid, Arocha Ghana, and MOFA to improve the lots of Cashew farmers in West Gonja Municipality and beyond.
According to him, the livelihood intervention by OLAM Ghana is to support farmers with high yielding cashew seedlings to increase production and in turn provide a ready market to the cashew farmers through FortuneAid.
“FortuneAid is in collaboration with OLAM Ghana Limited to procure raw cashew nuts from farmers. As a result, the collaboration has led to the purchasing of cashew in the Municipality. and after purchasing the cashew, OLAM Ghana has a livelihood intervention to supply farmers with high yielding cashew seedlings for expansion of their farms and we basically intervene with the Agronomical practices-distribution of the seedlings, transplanting and proper management of the farms,” he stated.
Officer for the Department of Agriculture, Mr. Ezekiel Gariba Kwesi, lauded the intervention by FortuneAid together with its partners as an effort in the area of Planting for Export and Rural Development.