Low Patronage Hits Oti, Volta Mango Farmers

Mango farmers in Krachi East Municipality and Vakpo of the Volta Region are complaining bitterly about poor marketing which is adversely affecting their sales.

The Ghana News Agency (GNA) gathered that the mango produce worth hundreds of millions in Oti and Volta region have already been devoured by malignant insects since they invaded the two regions about some few months ago.

A visit to the farm by the GNA observed that almost all the mature and ripe mangoes were infested, and many were on the ground rotten.

His story is not different from that of Mr. Kingsley Peter Abitty, another farmer who owns 24 acres mango farm at Vakpo in the Volta Region who also complained about unavailable market for this year’s bumper harvest.

Apparently worried by the development, the farmers are calling on the state agencies, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, to as a matter of urgency intervene for possible solution.

They called on government to facilitate mango processing factories in the two regions and also encourage proper value chain processes in the mango industry.

Source; Daily Guide

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