As this year’s farming season comes to a close, farmers in Nimba County have expressed satisfaction with the high production levels of rice in the county.
This year’s rice production has been described by many farmers as one of the best in several years, with harvesting still continuing since the end of August.
Reports reaching the Daily Observer from the southern part of Nimba said harvesting is still continuing owing to the high yields, leaving most of the villagers very busy during this festive season.
“For several years, the rice farming season has been very satisfactory and we have been able to harvest more rice. And still harvesting is going on as we speak,” said farmer Harris Leweh.
The price of rice has reduced considerably in many towns and villages from L$ 80 per kilogram to L$ 60.
Farmers have explained that the high production in rice was due to the change in the weather with the cultivation period falling in line with the rainy season.
There is a high yield in lowland rice farming across the county and presently, harvesting has begun in many of the lowland rice farms.
According to some of the farmers, the high yield also is the result of early cultivation which began in May and ended in July.