Papaya or (Pawpaw) as is popularly called in Southern Cameroons, is a hard, colorful red and juicy, seed-filled fruit that grows in almost every village. We all grew up eating pawpaw fruit, but never knew that it is a crop that is easy to grow, and can fetch lots of money with minimal investments.
This week on Amba Farmers Voice, we shall be talking about how to propagate and grow pawpaw. The tender young leaves are used as prophylaxis against malaria. The seeds are also used as a natural remedy to kill stomach parasites. There is a good market for it, especially during the dry season.
With simple techniques, every farmer in Ambazonia can propagate and grow their own pawpaw. It can also be intercropped with other crops.
Growing pawpaw can be a very lucrative activity, especially for our people in G1 & Ghana who are involved in small-scale farming. Amba Farmers Voice wants to ensure that anything that they plant should produce a good harvest.