Ghana targets 1million metric tons of Soya in the next 3yrs – Agric Minister

The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto has said the soya cultivating is gaining grounds in Ghana especially in the northern part of the country.

He said soya production has increase by 10 in the last couple of years.

 Addressing a press conference in Accra on Sunday August 29, he said “We are expecting 345000 metric tons of soya beans this year in spite of all.

“It is a nitrogen fixing organism so it doesn’t need that much fertilizer farmers are moving into soya bean in a very bid way in the north especially in the northern region that I have observed in the last year or two.

“So 10 times, 33000 to 345 000. We are confident that Ghana will be producing 1million metric tonnes of soya in the next three years if we continue the way we are.”

By Laud Nartey||Ghana

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