Crop Officer for Bole District Department of Agric. Mr Ibrahim Musah has encouraged farmers to venture into the production of Soya beans in the Bole District.
He said this during a visit to a soya beans farm at Kakiase on the Green Leaf Program under the Ghana Extension System Strengthening project(GESSIP).
He said farmers should consider cultivating soya beans as its demand in the market is higher than any other crop.
Aside the demand by manufacturing companies in present days, locally it is being used for making other products including Soya Kibarb, local tom brown among others, Mr Musah stated.
The Agric Extension Agent(AEA) Mr. Bukari Gaspard explained a demonstration by the farmer on land tillage
Some Soya crops were on mounds and others were on bare land.
Mr. Gaspard explained that those on the bare land are not doing well as a result of zero tillage amidst no soil aeration.
Meanwhile those on the mounds are doing well. This is as a result of lose soil and aeration, Gaspard explained.
He encouraged farmers to always use tractors to losing the soil to get good yield.
Speaking to Yagbon Radio Hon. Bougimetey Takyen Robert who is the Assembly Member for Kakiase said the motivation behind venturing into Soya beans farming is that, he was ever called as a farmer by a company to buy Soya beans two years ago and after noting its importance, I started farming it.
Hon. Robert encouraged farmers to venture into the cultivation of soya beans because it has a ready market. But emphasized that farmers must adopted its practices to obtain a good yield.