Rice Production -

Twifo Heman Lower Denkyira District

Rice production in the district is mainly in the hand of small scale farmers. Production has however decreased since 2003 due to the following reasons:
Support from SG 2000 and Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) which was available in 2002 is no longer forthcoming.
Problems due to land tenure system (sharecropping).
Lack of marketing.

To increase production of rice in the district there is the need to;
Provide credit facilities, to support would be rice farmers, in the form of inputs (improved seeds, herbicides, fertilizers, etc.)
Increase access to ready market.
Increase demonstrations on rice production.
Provide rice milling machine to the farmers.




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