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Local professors assess Ghana greenhouse system

08 April 2014, 10:16

Accra - A team of Professors and Crop Scientists from Bayero University in Kano, Nigeria are in Ghana to study the Enviro Drome Greenhouse System with a view of establishing the scheme in Nigeria.

The system has been introduced in Ghana as a catalyst for all year round production of vegetables.

The Forest and Horticultural Crops Research Centre (FOHCREC) of the University of Ghana, Stevicksen Ventures Ltd (SVL) and Eisenberg-Agri (Beijing) Ltd which jointly introduced the system said the objective of the Enviro Drome Technology was to ensure that a more safer and quality vegetables are produced for consumers in the country.

Chief Executive Officer of Stevicksen Ventures, Steven Akorli said agriculture remains the backbone of Ghana’s economy hence, the need to complement government's effort by the introduction of such modern methods of farming to enhance the socio-economic status of the people.

Akorli noted that Ghana abounds in numerous natural resources coupled with suitable land for large scale farming adding that, the long term vision of the partnership is to replicate the Enviro Drome in most Municipal and District Assemblies across the country.

“With this technology, massive employment will be created for our teeming youth. They will export the produce and make more income for themselves and if you start with this method between two and four months you can start harvesting,” he stated.

The representative of Eisenberg-Agri (Beijing) Ltd an Israeli/Chinese Company, David Mindel said, the Forest and Horticultural Crops Research Centre (FOHCREC) of the University of Ghana would serve as a centre of excellence to train interested groups, individuals and institutions while his outfit would provide the technical support.

They said, the focus of his outfit is to create the conducive environments for production of vegetables in Ghana particularly with emphasis on farmers in the remote parts of the country.

– CAJ News

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