Forty-seven farming families at Essienimpong in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality have undergone a day’s training in agriculture to sharpen their skills and upgrade their knowledge.

They treated topics on mushroom cultivation, rural poultry, food crops, tree Nursery and maintenance as well as general disease prevention of some farm animals.

It was sponsored by the Modular, Organic, Regenerative and Environment (MORE) and Perpetual Prosperity Pumps Foundation, both non-governmental organizations (NGOs) whiles the Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture (KITA) provided Technical Training and expertise.

Addressing the opening session of the workshop, Mr. Samuel Owusu-Takyi, Country Director of the Foundation, stated that MORE was committed to a system of agriculture that integrates the latter and wealth creation as well as environmental protection and sustainability.

He pointed out that, farmers should continually be motivated to adopt the best practices by being given technical support and training to increase their yield and dividend in order to sustain their businesses.

Mr. Owusu –Takyi announced that his outfit has targeted to train farming families instead of individuals since empowering families with agricultural expertise had a multiplying effect on creating wealth and also reduce poverty.

The Country Director said the participants would at the end of their training be given rabbits and other incentives to start business with and therefore urged the participants to stick to the technologies imparted to them at the workshop.

Source: GNA

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