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29 June 2017

Mane Foundation Urges Echinops, Mondia Farmers to Produce More

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 Mane Foundation Urges Echinops, Mondia Farmers to Produce More

The Director of Mane Foundation, Michel Mane, has called on producers of Mondia whitei and Echinops gigantus plants to increase production to meet up growing market demands. He was speaking recently while paying contact visits to Magha and Lewoh, Lebialem Division of Southwest Cameroon. His aim was geared towards reinforcing collaboration with the local communities in the various project sites and to assess the status of the ongoing projects in Magha and Lewoh.

Visibly impressed with the work on the ground, the visiting Director told the people to be more engaged in the cultivation of Mondia and Echinops roots, and collection of fresh roots

“I urge you to plant as much Echinops and Mondia roots as you can. We have a ready market for them,” Michel Mane disclosed.

At the agronomic site in Lewoh, the Field Technician, Tolefac Elvis, emphasised that, weeding of Echinops giganteus is done as from October to November after planting and May to June of the following year, for the plants to grow well.

The Mane Director promised to work with the facilitating NGO, the Environment and Rural Development Foundation, to provide necessary facilities that will assist the farmers overcome the adverse effects.

By Akumbo Ebnezer