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LAWRA: Assembly embarks on rigorous food production
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The Lawra District Assembly in the Upper West Region is to embark on a rigirous food production programme this year to boost food production and food security in the district.
To this end, the district will cultivate 340 acres of maize, 100 acres of rice and 200 acres of sorghum under the government’s block farming programme.
Additionally, six acres of maize, 100 acres of sorghum and soya beans would also be cultivated under the Northen Rural Growth Programme.
The District Chief Executive, Mr. Sampson Abu, who announced this, said all those interventions by the assembly were meant to boost food production, generate income for the farmers, as well as reduce the level of poverty among the people of the area.
Mr. Abu was addrressing the first ordinary meeting of the fourth sesseion of the assembly this year at Lawra.
He advised beneficiaries and all those involved in the food production programmes to make use of the best farming practices and heed any advice given by staff of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA).
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