BOPP empowers small-holder oil palm farmers

The Benso Oil Palm Plantation (BOPP) purchased thousands of metric tonnes of fresh palm fruits from about 438 smallholder farmers in Ghana in 2010. BOPP’s Smallholder Association has been empowered with meetings in sustainable financial management system. The association wants government to assist the smallholder farmers to increase production at reduced cost. Recently, many experts have urged the government to make the subsidy a policy towards reducing poverty among smallholder farmers. Farmers are advised to manage their farms along business lines by keeping records to prevent financial losses and by ensuring transparency and accountability. Read more here.
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