Ghana Cocoa Board has pledged to rehabilitate cocoa farms ravaged by bush-fires and pests in the Atwima-Mponua district of the Ashanti Region.
Ashanti Regional Manager of the Cocoa Health and Extension Division, Mrs. Faustina Asamany , said the move is to help affected farmers get their lives back and assure them of sustainable income.
Speaking at a forum held in Gyereso, Mrs. Asamany hinted that 10.2 million early maturing high-yielding disease resistant cocoa seedlings will be supplied to farmers across the region during this year's planting season.
She urged cocoa farmers to register with the agricultural extension agents to enable them benefit from the free fertilizer supply.
She also assured the farmers that the fertilizers will be distributed in a fair and transparent means so as to achieved high yields.
Mrs. Gyereso encouraged farmers to adopt best practices in cocoa farming to maintain quality of cocoa beans.