The Ghana Tree Crops Development Authority (TCDA) says the passage of its’ regulations which will help govern the production, processing and trading of six major tree crops in the country will bring to a halt the selling of seedlings by uncertified individuals and companies.
According to Mr. William Quaittoo, CEO of the Authority, the move is to ensure that only well researched and disease resistant seedlings get to farmers for production.
Mr. Quaittoo made this revelation at the launch of the 2nd Ghana Coconut Festival in the Western Region on August 12.
This years’ Coconut Festival which is the second edition is spearheaded by the African Coconut Group and the Ghana Export Promotions Authority with partners such as the Ministry of Food and Agriculture among others.
The event scheduled for 2oth to 23rd September this year is on theme repositioning Ghana’s coconut sector for accelerated industrialisation agenda.
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