Rice Farmers Cry Over High Cost Of Fertilisers

Rice farmers in the Afigya Kwabre North District have complained over the high cost of fertilizers, despite government subsidies under the implementation of the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJs) programme.

Rice Farmers Cry Over High Cost Of Fertilisers

Rice farmers in the Afigya Kwabre North District have complained over the high cost of fertilizers, despite government subsidies under the implementation of the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJs) programme.

They lauded the PFJs programme but added that the cost of fertilizer is still high, and requires downward adjustments to enable them to afford it.

Speaking to Fox News reporter, Abena Konadu Kyei, Issaka Yussif who spoke on behalf of the farmers stated that the agriculture extension officers in the district have not been helpful in the cost of fertilizers prices.

"Instead of GHC255.00 in the open market, fertilizers are being sold to farmers registered under the PFJs between GHC35 and GHC450.00

 The farmers said despite the cost of the agrochemicals, it is also difficult for them to access and buy the fertilizers.

"We observed that many of us farmers had registered under the PFJs and appealed to the government to review the subsidies".

Credit: Abena Kyei Konadu