Farmers in Kilampobile in the Bole District of the Savannah Region have expressed worry over the lack of rainfall in the area which has greatly affected the production of their crop yields.
This was disclosed when Yagbon Radio and officers of Bole Department of Agric visited a demonstration farm on green leaf program under the Ghana Extension System Strengthening project.
The GESSIP program is sponsored by Christian Relief Services being implemented by the department of agric and Farm Radio.
Speaking to Yagbon Radio, the Agric Extension Agent(AEA) for Bole area Mrs. Sevaren Kawia Jackline, explained that there are three farms of three varieties of field of 10m X 20m.
We used three varieties of maize including Tintim, Opebro and a local variety.
However, we will apply fertilizer on 10 x 10m and allow the other 10 x 10m to grow on it own to make conclusions on the crop growth pattern.
However, the poor rainfall is setting us back, Mrs jackline explained.
Mr. Nicolas Nuobiere, a member of the farmers on the demonstration explained how they planned to plant maize under the project.
He said the changes in the rainfall pattern has given them a clue on when to begin planting come next farming season but was optimistic that they get high yield as a result of the practices on the farm lands.
Accompanied to the the demonstration farm was Mr. Ibrahim Musah an officer under GESSIP.