The Agricultural Department of the Bosomtwe District Assembly hosted a crucial agricultural meeting on September 13th, 2023. The primary agenda of this gathering was to discuss and implement measures aimed at enhancing the Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD) initiative within the district. Attendees included local farmers and individuals interested in farming, including prospective agricultural entrepreneurs. The event took place at the Agricultural Conference Hall and featured Mr. Eric Fofie, the Agricultural Director of the district, who led an informative session on the proper usage of pesticides and insecticides. This knowledge is vital for maximizing crop yields while minimizing environmental impacts and health risks.
One of the significant highlights of the meeting was the distribution of 120,000 palm trees to attending farmers. These palm trees are essential for palm oil production, a valuable agricultural commodity. This distribution is expected to significantly boost palm oil production in the district, providing economic opportunities for local farmers.