Farmers support second cycle institutions for farm cultivation
Some farmers in the country are assisting secondary cycle institutions by way of helping them use their unused vast lands for cultivation.
The farmers, members of Concerned Farmers Association (CFA) have begun the initiative in some Secondary Schools in the Eastern Region and are to extend it to other regions.
According to the association, the initiative is to enable the Schools rely on their school farms for food survival.
In an interview with Kapital business, president of the association, Nana Opambour indicated that, students need good food to eat, to enable them have a good and sound mind for studies. According to him, if schools had their own farms, they will be self reliance and be able to cook good and enough food for the students.
The initiative is to cut across the country as already the Adonten Secondary School at Aburi in the Eastern Region has benefited from pawpaw seedlings, palm seedlings, galbanum (known in the local parlance as prekese ) seedlings, maize and some other seedlings.
He said “most of these secondary schools have the lands and they are not making use of it. The laborers weed the land and the school is spending money on the land without any benefit. So we decided to target all the Secondary Schools with lands to make sure they have farms within their school. We believe the students need good food to eat hence our approach”.
Nana Opambour has asked that heads of second cycle institutions adapt farming on school lands that are unused for the school to rely solely on the produce for feeding of students in the near future.
Source: Lily Ampofoa Annor | www.kapital971.com