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NSS to harvest over 40,000 tons of maize and rice in Ashanti Region

By Jacob Agyenim Boateng || Contributor
Regional News NSS to harvest over 40,000 tons of maize and rice in Ashanti Region
TUE, 25 JUN 2024 LISTEN

The National Service Scheme (NSS) is set to harvest an impressive yield of crops in the Ashanti Region, including over 1500 tons of maize and 2500 tons of rice.

NSS is also expected to harvest dozens of bags of soya beans, and several boxes of tomatoes.

This was revealed during a tour of the NSS farms at Kumawu in the Ashanti Region on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, by the Ashanti Regional Director of NSS, Mr. Prince Kankam Boadu.

According to Mr. Kankam Boadu, the NSS has moved from demonstrational farming to mechanized commercial integrated farming under the leadership of the Executive Director, Hon. Osei Asibbey Antwi.

He noted that the scheme aims to reduce rice and maize importation while providing food for schools.

"The NSS is cultivating over 2500 acres of land in the Ashanti Region, with farms in Ejura and Kumawu yielding good results," he said

Mr. Kankam Boadu expressed optimism about improving yields to mitigate food security challenges in the country.

"This initiative is part of the NSS's efforts to contribute to food security and support the school feeding program in Ghana," he stated.

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