Agriculture, produces food and vegetable crops such as cassava, cereals, tomatoes, and garden eggs. Cash crops such as cocoa, oil palm, and oranges are extensively cultivated in the municipality. Here, rich soil, well supplied organic matter and nutrients combine with favorable weather conditions all year round to produce well above average yields. The weather is particularly suitable for snail and mushroom farming.
Livestock is mainly kept on free range basis with cattle and poultry kept for commercial purposes. Investors can therefore take advantage of the enabling environment in the animal husbandry sector.
Major Stable Food Crops
The Asante Akim enclave serves as the bread basket for the neighbouring districts and thus, production of staple foods has seen a progressive increase in output. For instance, output for maize production has increased from 11,331m/t in 2010 to 13,476 in 2012. In partnership with JICA, rice production has increased from 1,257 to 15,324.4m/t in 2012. The increase in production can be attributed to new farming technologies introduced such as root and tuber project and new plantain suckers/multiplication. The decreasing statistics for 2013, is as a result of the carving out of the Asante Akim North from the municipality.
Cattle, goat, sheep, poultry and pigs are the major livestock reared in the municipality. Majority of these livestock are kept on free range basis, with a few of them, 3%, reared under the intensive and semi-intensive system. Production stock of these animals has seen a significant increase over the years. Production of cattle saw an increase from 1,500 in 2010 to 2,100 in 2012, goats, from 5,549 in 2010 to 9,051 in 2012 and pigs from 412 in 2010 to 7,021 in 2012. The decreasing statistics for 2013, is as a result of the carving out of the Asante Akim North from the municipality.
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