Builsa South Commercial Farmers Association (BUSCOFA) is located in the Builsa South District of the Upper East Region of Ghana. The Builsa South district has many communities surrounding Fumbisi, the district capital.
Farming is the major work of the people of ‘Buluk’; therefore, ensuring cost effective farming is important to almost everyone in the district.
On the 18th of September, 2021 at 9am, BUSCOFA held a meeting with its members to deliberate over the farming business and the challenges associated with it. The meeting touched on many areas of concern that have direct impact on the farming business.
The cost of hiring a tractor, combine harvest, cost of farm labour, cost of insecticides and many other issues were discussed.
After the meeting, Mr. Abdulai Amadu, the district crop officer released an agreed farm guidelines and regulations to the members of the association. Below is the released statement;
Good afternoon members of BUSCOFA.
By His grace the meeting was successful except that attendance was still not encouraging.
Notwithstanding, these are the resolutions;
- The crawler combine harvester price per acre was pegged at 400 cedis
- The tyre combine harvester price per acre was pegged at 290 cedis.
- The price of a size 5 bag with the cap was pegged at 320 cedis
- The price of a kilogram of rice was pegged at 2 cedis
- We agreed unanimously to contribute at least 50 cedis per person to issue a press statement against the ban on exportation of cereals. The major reasons are;
A. Many farmers had foreign support as government could not provide subsidy fertilizer.
B. Government decision is giving the market women monopoly as they have already taken some decisions to prevent people not registered with them (the market women) from buying our produce
C. There are rumors that they (the market women) are trying to reduce the price.
If this ban take effect, it is most likely going to affect our price negatively. Meanwhile we all know how input prices fared
I therefore encourage all of us to take these resolutions seriously and abide by all.
Thank you all: Abdulai Amadu