President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo last Friday outdoored the Agricultural Mechanisation Enterprises Centre (AMSEC) at Wulensi in the Northern Region, as part of his tour of the region.
At the ceremony, the President presented a number of tractors, power tillers and various farm implements for the establishment of 33 AMSECs in the region, as more are being rolled out across the country.
The objective of the AMSEC is to enable farmers who cannot afford their own agriculture machinery and other farm implement due to financial constraint, to enable them to access such service within their reach and at affordable rates.
The establishment of the AMSEC is seen as a boost to the government’s flagship Planting for Food and Jobs project meant to increase agricultural productivity, enhance food security, create jobs in the value chain and enhance the incomes of rural folks.
The AMSEC is meant to increase the low number of tractor- to-farmer ratio in the country as well as reduce the drudgery and tediousness associated with old age manual farming system in the country. Continue reading…