COCOBOD Ready To Power Irrigation Systems In Cocoa Production 2022

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By Samuel Ansah

Last Updated August 8, 2022

Irrigation systems

Irrigation systems are technologies that provide farm crops with a regulated amount of water to ensure year-round productivity.

The Ghana Cocoa Board intends to advocate for the use of irrigation systems in Ghana cocoa cultivation.

Irrigation systems

How do irrigation systems work

Following the drought challenges in several key cocoa districts in Ghana, the Ghana COCOBOD has made it a point and a matter of urgency to invest in irrigating cocoa farms in Ghana. Even during the dry season, we can sustain top output by applying a significant amount of water to our cocoa.

Mr. Joseph Aidoo, the chief executive officer of Ghana COCOBOD, has advised cocoa farmers not to use unapproved fertilizer and pesticides on their crops. We are indeed facing a difficult time with a constant supply of fertilizer, but no matter how bad things get, do not use just any chemical on your plants, but rather turn to a safer alternative by adding organic manure from poultry farms, cow dugs, and any other biodegradable known to be rich in nutrients good for the cocoa plant.

The CEO made this clear during his tour of the rehabilitated cocoa farms to be handed to farmers in Ghana. Source GNA. Follow our social media pages  FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.

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