Mechanising agriculture is not enough – Prof. Tagoe

Professor Michael Tagoe, Dean of the School of Continuing and Distance Education at the University of Ghana, has said government must look beyond mechanisation of agriculture and incorporate information communication technology as a way of boosting the sector’s poor output.According to ... — Read More

FAO and the Vatican condemn illegal fishing and forced labour on the high seas, urge collective action

Groundbreaking international accords pave the way for wiping out human rights abuses in fisheries industryThe FAO and the Vatican have called for an intensified international push to stamp out human rights abuses in the world's fishing industry — including trafficking of people ... — Read More

Private sector support in aquaculture important - Minister

The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Sherry Ayittey has underscored the importance of private sector participation in developing aquaculture as a viable business venture.She has therefore appealed to private sector actors to support the development of aquaculture along its value ... — Read More

Over 1,733 metric tonnes of paddy rice harvested

The Ghana Commercial Agriculture Project (GCAP) has started yielding results as beneficiaries have begun harvesting about 1,733 metric tonnes of paddy rice valued at GH¢2.2 million from the Nasia-Nabogo Inland Valley (NNIV).This quantity of rice, which is being harvested from a ... — Read More

Over 1.733 metric tonnes of paddy rice harvested

The Ghana Commercial Agriculture Project (GCAP) has started yielding results as beneficiaries have begun harvesting about 1.733 metric tonnes of paddy rice valued at GH¢2.2 million from the Nasia-Nabogo Inland Valley (NNIV).This quantity of rice, which is being harvested from a ... — Read More

Mixed reactions greet BoG’s GH¢100m agric guarantee

Actors in the agriculture sector are reacting variously to Bank of Ghana’s initiative to attract funding to the sector, with some commenters asking for direct cash transfers to farmers, whilst others favour agric insurance over the central bank’s offer of guarantees.Richard ... — Read More

Opportunity International trains 1,000 smallholder farmers

Over 1,000 smallholder farmers have benefited from a training program organized by Opportunity International Savings and Loans Limited (OISL).Supported by the UK Aid, the program is in the quest of the multiple award winning financial institution to transform small scale farming ... — Read More

Agric GDP decline is normal- Prez Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama has defended the decline in the contribution of agricultural to Gross Domestic Product (GDP), describing the situation as “very normal” in the case of every developing economy such as Ghana.He said as a middle income or developing ... — Read More

Investors may turn away from Komenda Sugar factory

The Member of Parliament for Effutu, Alexander Afenyo Markin, has disclosed that government’s decision to contract professional consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers Ghana Limited (PwC) to search for prospective investors for the Komenda Sugar factory may turn in prove difficult due to the ... — Read More

MoTI adopts measures to boost EPA gains

The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MoTI) has drafted a strategy document that will position agricultural sector actors and agro-processing industries to make the most out of the Interim Economic Partnership Agreement (iEPA).Named ‘The EPA Accompanying Measures Strategy,’ it seeks to ... — Read More

ADB supports tidal waves victims

The Agriculture Development Bank, (ADB) has presented some fishing equipment to the Ministry of Fisheries and Aqua Culture Development to help fisher folks who were recently hit by tidal waves.It was reported that violent tidal waves swept through parts of the ... — Read More

Agricultural software-mFarms launched to boost productivity

An innovative agricultural based software “mFarms platform” engineered to easily link farmers to all other actors along the value-chain to help boost agricultural productivity has been launched in Sunyani.The mFarms platform is a user-friendly mobile and web-based system for managing and ... — Read More

New solutions introduced to boost agri-business

Image-Ad Ghana, an advertising and marketing business company, has introduced new mobile and web based system application called “mfarms Agribusiness solution” to aid in the management and communication between actors within the agricultural value chain.The mfarms platform, is an innovative user-friendly ... — Read More

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