Callighana Company Limited donates to Ministry of Food and Agriculture

Callighana Company Limited donates to Ministry of Food and Agriculture

Mr Ampratwum (right) presenting the cheque to Mr Addo

Callighana Company Limited, a subsidiary of the global agrochemical giant United Phosphorous Limited (UPL), has donated 20 KS-16 Knapsack sprayers valued at  GHC 10,000  and a  cheque of GHC 10,000  to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture in  Accra on Wednesday.

The gesture was in support of the upcoming National Farmers’ Day celebration which will be held at the  University of Mines and Technology in Tarkwa, in the Western Region on  Friday  December 1, this year.

This year’s event is  under the  theme “ delivering smart  solutions  for sustainable food  security and  resilience.”

Presenting the items, the Commercial  and Marketing Manager of the company, Sadashiv  Ampratwum said  the company  since 2003 had consistently donated to the support the  farmer’s day  celebration.

He said the  donation also formed part of the company’s mission of improving access to high-quality inputs to increase farmer’s productivity and improve livelihoods.

He  said  Callighana had been a major distributor of crop protection products, seeds, irrigation kits, spraying equipment, and BioSolutions.

Mr  Ampratwum said  his outfit also aims at  safeguarding  and improving the livelihoods of  farmers  through  effective community  engagement strategies and interventions  such as income diversification of products and  field days.

Receiving the  items, the  Deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture in charge of crops, Yaw Frimpong Addo appreciated Callighana for its continuous support towards the celebration.

He said for agriculture to be sustainable, there was a need for quality equipment to help farmers plant and grow their products.

He urged other corporate organisations to donate in support of this year’s  Farmers day celebration.

By Jemima Esinam Kuatsinu

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