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WORK BEGINS ON SADA-AFRICAN CONNECTIONS MAIZE PROJECT IN ATEBUBU, SENE AND PRU

WORK BEGINS ON SADA-AFRICAN CONNECTIONS MAIZE PROJECT IN ATEBUBU, SENE AND PRU

Northern Brong Ahafo, July, 2012: Farmers in the Atebubu-Amantin, Sene and Pru districts of the Brong Ahafo Region have received Pannar 53 maize seeds to begin planting for the 2012 cropping season.

 

The farmers are the first batch of participants selected to take part in the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA)-African Connections (AC) Maize Project.

 

The five-year project which is funded by SADA is being implemented by African Connections (AC) is to assist maize farmers in the three districts to move into commercial farming.

 

Dr. Ayesha Hakeem, Managing Director of AC, said the distribution of the Pannar 53 maize seeds to the farmers was in accordance with the objective of the project to improve farmer yields.

 

According to Dr. Hakeem, Pannar 53 maize seed has been selected and approved for the project because of its quality and positive impact on yields.

 

She said Pannar 53 was one of the best maize hybrid seeds on the market because it has been adapted to Ghanaian conditions.

 

"Pannar 53 maize seed is tolerant to insect damage and resistant to many maize diseases”, she emphasized.

 

She said that the maize seeds have been provided to the farmers on credit and farmers are expected to pay back their loans after harvest.

 

Dr. Hakeem noted that the farmers will be given training on the planting and fertilizer application protocols of the Pannar maize seeds to enable them achieve maximum results.

 

 

ABOUT PANNAR 53 MAIZE SEEDS

 

Pannar Seed has been the trusted and preferred partner for farmers in Africa for over 50 years. Pannar is partnered in Ghana by Wienco Ghana Limited which has given 30 years to serving Ghanaian farmers with the best international agricultural expertise.

 

Pannar 53 is a product of Pannar’s tropical breeding programme making it the best white hybrid adapted to Ghanaian conditions.

 

The seed is classified under the medium maturity level. It takes 54 days to flower and 115 to 120 days to harvest.

 

Pannar 53 has been identified as a top performer in regional Research Trials in Ghana.