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3 replies, 2 voices Last updated by Profile photo of K. Afrane Okese K. Afrane Okese 1 month ago
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  • #4366
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    FRANK
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    @kofishinto1

    Hi, I am a young graduate who has successfully attained funds to enter into large scale maize production. But I have little experience in this field. I have a lot of decisions to make. Location, land, labour etc more over army worm infestation to deal with. Is it a good Idea I enter or should I divest elsewhere. I need all the help I can get coz I love Agriculture. ThaNx

  • #4367
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    K. Afrane Okese
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    @kafraneokese

    Great, you love agriculture. That is a good place to start from.

    Your choice of crop to cultivate may depend on basically;

    1. Your preference
    2. Location of farm
    3. Cost of production
    4. Weather pattern
    5. Time of cultivation.

    Please tell us where you intend to locate your farm and the size of the farm.

  • #4374
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    FRANK
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    @kofishinto1

    Anywhere around southern Ghana is okay for me. Provided I can get access to affordable labour,good land equipment and agricultural centres. I need help and suggestions. More like and advisor to aid my decision making

  • #4375
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    K. Afrane Okese
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    @kafraneokese

    Many crops are grown and do well in southern Ghana because of the weather. If you are looking to invest, you may want to consider short-term crops like vegetables or maize, which give quick returns.

    Long term investments in perennials like cocoa and oil palm will require you acquiring the land for yourself for the long term production. They make good returns too if all appropriate technology is used.

    Let’s narrow it down to the crop, then we carry on from there.

    Will you go for short term or long term and which crops are you thinking of?

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