Crops Production Cost of establishing 1acre Cassava farm

4 replies, 3 voices Last updated by  K. Afrane Okese 5 months, 1 week ago
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  • #4661

    K. Afrane Okese
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    @kafraneokese

    This is in response to an inquiry by Joachim Kumapley @jkumapley seeking to go into cassava production at the Akatsi North District.

    Questions:

    1. What is the cost of production of 1acre cassava?

    2. What farm machinery is required?

    3. What are the costs of machinery?

    Responses:

    1. Cost of production (2017) = GHC1,428.00
    The cost comprises land hiring, land preparation, planting materials acquisition, planting materials preparation, planting, weed control and harvesting.Not included are overhead costs and other miscellaneous.

    2. We cannot recommend any machinery since we do not know the terrain. The major activities requiring mechanization may be ploughing and irrigation. However, you may not need to plough the land if it is not extremely undesirable for planting.

    Please provide some discription of the vegetation and nature of soil for expert advice on how to carry our land preparation and other activities.

    3. To be responded to depending on the feedback from Q2.

     

    Thank you.

     

     

  • #4672

    Isaac Agyei
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    @recordbreaker

    Thank you very muc Sir. This is very helpful. Please what is the estimated or expected tonnage of the cassava after harvest?

     

    Thank you for your support always.

     

    Also advise you can assist with the marketing and sales of the produce.

     

    Thank you sir

    • #4673

      K. Afrane Okese
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      @kafraneokese

      The yield or tonnage of cassava differs from one variety to the other.

      Refer to Facts about improved cassava varieties in Ghana for the yields of cassava varieties and other information.

      About the marketing and sales, of course. We are gradually developing this platform and other resources for the purpose of marketing and sales. Very soon, that shouldn’t be a problem, especially for members on this platform (MyFarm/Agrihome).

  • #4763

    Shankarlal
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    @sankarlaly5k

    Hi,

    1. Cassava price per ton how much

     

    • #4764

      K. Afrane Okese
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      @kafraneokese

      @sankarlaly5k. Price for cassava is not standardized in many places across the country. The price is very much dependent on location and time. Current prices are around GHC350/ton. From the records, this can rise as high as GHC900/ton, though rarely.

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