The Ministry of Food and Agriculture in Sissala East, has announced that by 31 August 2017 distribution of fertilizers to farmers under governments planting for food and jobs program will come to a close. The Director of Agric Sissala East Dr. Daniel B. Kurinaah who told RadfordNews about the move states that, it is assumed that “by end of August all crops have matured and farmers may not have to apply either of the inputs, compound fertilizers or the sulphate of ammonia and will be insignificant if farmers still request for inputs”.
He has therefore informed that farmers should be aware of the distribution of the inputs will be over by midday tomorrow 31st August 2017. Meanwhile, as at yesterday, a total of 93,069 bags of planting food and jobs fertilizers were received in the Sissala East district, they are made up of: Compound 54,257 and Urea 26,589, Sulphate of ammonia 11,600 and Yara Legume for soybeans 623 came into Sissala East District.
Subsidized fertilizers received in the District have been 189, 670 the Director disclosed. He also revealed that in the month of September 2017, they will embark on monitoring exercise to check all farms under the planting for food and jobs to assess crop performance. When RadfordFM wanted to know whether all received fertilizers had been distributed, he said the department will take stock tomorrow to ascertain what is there. Its however unclear if some farmers will need the commodity. The Sissala area is known for the production of maize in large quantities.
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