Global harvests strong but hunger persists amid chronic conflict zones

Food security emergencies are likely to increaseGlobal food supply conditions are robust, but access to food has been dramatically reduced in areas suffering civil conflicts, while drought conditions are worsening food security across swathes of East Africa, according to the new ... — Read More

Rice production gets boost …as investors set up milling plant in the northern sector

An Indian company, Avnash Industries Ghana limited, has established a new rice milling plant at Chang-Naayili near Nyankpala in the Tolon District of the Northern Region to boost rice processing in the country.The new milling plant, which has started operation, is ... — Read More

‘Obaasima Seal’ to bring competitiveness to food processing sector

GIZ through its Affordable Nutritious Foods for Women (ANF4W) project, in collaboration with the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), and other partners has launched a seal for local food processors that passes food products as highly nutritious.The Obaasima Seal seeks to ... — Read More

Agric is biggest growth driver—Ken Thompson

The Managing Director of Dalex Finance, Ken Thompson, says the surest way for any government to spur growth in the economy is to invest heavily in the agric sector.Mr. Thompson reckons that there is a major and growing opportunity for Africa ... — Read More

Agri-businesses trail services, industries

Less than five percent of all business establishments--large, medium, small and micro--in the country are engaged in agri-business, with services and industry having the lion’s share,the latest Ghana Statistical Services (GSS) Regional Spartial Business Report has shown.The report notes that out ... — Read More

Agric Minister holds talks with German Ambassador

The German Ambassador to Ghana,  Christoph Retzlaff, has met with the Minister of Food and Agriculture,  Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, to discuss ways to draw a bilateral programme towards the growth and development of the Agric sector.The meeting also included how ... — Read More

66% of rice imported…US$500million in damages

The latest Oxford Business School report has revealed that only 34percent of rice consumed in the country is produced locally, resulting in the importation of 680,000 tonnes annually.Even though the country’s domestic production has increased by 12 percent over the 2010-15 ... — Read More

NPP will invest heavily in agriculture - Dr. Afriyie-Akoto

Dr. Owusu Afriye-Akoto, the Minister nominee for Agriculture, has assured of the government’s resolve to invest in infrastructure development.This according to Dr. Afriye-Akoto is expected to attract foreign direct investments (FDI) into the ailing agriculture sector. He pointed out that the ... — Read More

Court stops KAS Developers over Golden Exotics Farms

An Accra High Court, Land Division, presided over by Justice Asuman-Adu, last Monday, January 17, granted an interlocutory injunction application filed by Golden Exotics Company.The application, which is for ten days, is to restrain a real estate company known as KAS ... — Read More

Gov’t challenged to regulate agric financing

Professor of Finance and Dean of the University of Ghana Business School, Joshua Abor, has challenged government to take a serious look at the regulatory and legal framework for agricultural financing in the country.Government, he said, can create an enabling environment ... — Read More

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