Zonal Planning Session of Agriculture Activities


Zonal Planning Session of Agriculture activities was organised by the Agriculture Department of Mpohor District to bring farmers together to ascertain their challenges in agriculture activities in order to provide the necessary training. Many officers from the Ministry of Food and Agriculture . The ranking of agriculture commodities with regards to agriculture commodities such as maize, vegetables, cocoa, cassava, oil palm,rubber, domestic fowl, and sheep and goat In terms of maize production, the main problem was inadequate capital with many causes such as lack of access to financial institutions, high interest rate, and lack of access to collateral. The next commodity was vegetable, and the main problem was marketing with many causes such as

poor roads and others. The next commodity was cocoa, and the main problem is low income, with many causes like like low pricing , poor road networks, and others. The next commodity was cassava, and the main problem was low productivity with many causes like tuber rooting , glut, and others. The next commodity was oil palm, and the main problem was lack of access to vast land. The next commodity was rubber. The main problem was the high cost of production with many causes like high cost of inputs. The next commodity was domestic fowl with the main problem, like low productivity with many causes like high cost of vaccination and absence of veterinary officers. The next commodity was sheep and goat with the main problem, like low productivity with many causes like inbreeding, extensive farming systems , pest and disease, and thievery . After the presentation, the participants were grouped into groups to look into the various crops and commodities for a discussion afterwards. Basically, the groups were to look at the various problems and related causes and how it can be solved.