Agricultural activities in the Anloga District are mainly centered on vegetables such as tomato, onion, carrots, shallot and recently spring onions. A few fields are put under roots and tubers such as cassava and sweet potato. It has been observed however that other commodities could be introduced as income generating activities as well as improving the nutrition of the populace.
Some of the non-traditional commodities that could be introduced are beekeeping, snail production and mushroom production, among others.
After conducting a baseline survey, it was agreed upon that training be conducted for farmers in mushroom production.
On the 7th of July, 2021, farmers at Akpadigbor were taken through steps in oyster mushroom production.
In total, 25 farmers, comprising of 10 men and 15 women participated. The day was graced by the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Anloga in the person of Honorable Seth Yormewu.
The DCE appreciated the efforts by the Department of Agriculture and assured participants of any support, should the need be.
The demand for the consumption of mushroom in the district is steadily increasing. With more people going into production and consumption, our health status could be improved whiles improving the income status of farmers.