KROBODAN trains 70 peasant farmers from Krobo, Akuapem North

BY: A. Kofoya-Tetteh
 A section of the farmers
A section of the farmers

Seventy persons drawn from the Krobo area and the Akuapem North Municipality in the Eastern Region have been trained on poverty alleviation.

The training, which lasted two days at Nkurakan, near Koforidua, was organised by the Krobo-Danish Association (KROBODAN) and funded by the Civil Society in Development (CISD) of Denmark.

It was to enable the participants, some of whom had disabilities, to generate adequate income for their livelihood.
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Some of the subjects tackled were rural poultry, livestock, bee-keeping, snail rearing, mushroom growing and other farming activities that do not depend on the weather.

Many farmers in the Krobo and Akuapem areas do not own land and depend on land owners for farming at the subsistence level, which is associated with numerous challenges with inadequate incomes.

A field officer of Krodan, Mr Emmanuel Nartey, assisted a number of resource persons to take the participants through modern ways of poultry, particularly how to prevent and treat diseases that attacked the birds.

He told the participants that the prevention or early detection of diseases associated with poultry were the best ways of getting more and healthy birds for the market to generate more revenue for their livelihood and advised them to consult veterinary officers when necessary to prevent the birds from dying.

The General Secretary of KROBODAN, Mr Joshua Nyumuah Nartey, said a similar project was being piloted for 40 women with disabilities in the Bolgatanga Municipality in the Upper East Region.

He said KROBODAN, which will be celebrating its 30th anniversary next year, had over the years succeeded in improving the living conditions of its numerous beneficiaries drawn from the rural areas.