I think Africa governments need to strategize and develop mechanisms to support farmers of diverse crops. Here in the North of Ghana, groundnut farmers a facing similar problems just like their counterparts in Sokoto as reported in the Nigerian Agro News. In a rsfio interview with some groundnut farmers, farmers lamented that they made a bumper harvest of groundnuts but the only available market is by local processors who buy in very small quantity, and the other available market is by agregators who dictate the price and pay very low to the detriment of production cost. At the beginning of the groundnut harvest season, farmer have to do advertise for farm hands to be contracted to harvest the produce and further more advertise for good sales but the response was very low according to them. This equally led to massive post harvest losses whic has affected the farmers revenue turnover. It is therefore high time for governmrnts to enter into discussions with DAP and their lijes to take a serious look into groundnut production to encourage farmers not to abandon the trade as it has happened to cotton production in Ghana.
Source: Agro Business
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