NDA Chief Executive Visits Flow Farms In Tamale

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Northern Development Authority (NDA), Dr Abdel Majid Haroun has paid a working visit to one of the promising and growing integrated Agricultural farms in the Northern region.

Dr Abdel Majid Haroun who was so much enthused about the progress on the farm Commended the youth who are working on it.

Flow Farms, which is an integrated Agricultural farms in the Northern region is into the production of vegetables, fruits, and birds like Guinea fowl, turkey, pigeon, local fowls.

The farm is also growing rabbits and has the potential of going into fish farming.
Dr Abdel Majid Haroun said the private sector’s role in quality input provision is key to agric sector transformation and averred that the youth who have decided to go into agriculture need the necessary support to be able to sustain their work.

He said although government is doing everything to ensure that agriculture is given the necessary boost to make it attractive for the youth, private sector has a huge potential to make overwhelming contributions to the agric sector by improving the development, availability and access to improved inputs such as improved certified seeds, quality fertilizers, agricultural machinery, and suitable services and products among the value chain actors, hence the potentials of Prime Farms owners is laudable.

“Motivating the youth to go into agriculture is a major catalyst in transforming the agricultural sector into a highly productive system for increased productivity and to ensure food and nutrition security, as well as generate employment for the economically active youth in a sustainable manner,” he said.

Dr Abdel Majid Haroun said the fast pace of growth on the farms will help boost youth entrepreneurship and agriculture in the region and encouraged the owners to always employ good and best practices and modern technologies and machinery to be able to produce on large scale not only for domestic use but for export.

He also charged them to consider taking advantage of the Africa Free Trade Market, which will soon be hosted in Ghana to build their agricultural produce.

Also the CEO of Flow farms, Issah Abdul Nasir narrated that the farms produce cereals to feed the animals whilst using the animal droppings as manure for the vegetables.



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