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Ghana: Tomatoes plagued by mysterious disease

The livelihood of young farmers at the Bandem Irrigation project is under threat as a strange disease has made it impossible for them to cultivate tomatoes for the past three years.

The strange disease, according to the farmers, started attacking their farms in 2015 and though they have reported it to the Department of Agriculture in the Builsa north district, they have not had any response from them.

Atiinka Akumkperimi, a 38 year old tomato farmer, told Starr News that for the past three years anytime the tomatoes begin to fruit, they dry off.

Read more at Starr FM

Publication date: 1/16/2018

 


 

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