Agricultural sector the pulse for economic dev’t- BoG boss

Dr. Abdul-Nashiru Issahaku, Governor of the Bank of Ghana, has said the agricultural sector is the fulcrum for economic development but it has unfortunately been quietly neglected by the banking industry.He stated that the sector has the potential for poverty alleviation ... — Read More

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

Project to transform yam value chain

President of the Federation of Associations of Ghanaian Exporters (FAGE) and chairman of the Yam Development Council, Tony Sikpa, has reiterated the council’s commitment to promote the cultivation of yam as a cash crop like cocoa.He said his outfit is poised ... — Read More

Youths affirm agriculture as economic empowerment tool

The agro-allied industrialization of the African continent cannot materialize without the involvement of the youths because they have the right drive and energy, participants at a Tuesday session of the 2016 African Economic Conference that focused on youth entrepreneurship in agriculture ... — Read More

AGRA partners PPPs to maximise growth

The Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), has called for Public -Private Partnerships (PPPs) to maximise the growth of early generation seeds (EGS) as a way of improving agricultural yields in Ghana.Through this public -private partnership AGRA hopes to be ... — Read More

President Mahama wants SADA to target more women

President John Dramani Mahama has urged management of the Savanah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) to target women in its interventions to enable them improve on their income generation.The President, while calling for more private sector investments in the SADA areas called ... — Read More

Agric Data Project targets farmers in the SADA zone

Government has announced that it will under the US$84m contract establishing 50 Farmers Service Centres (FSCs) in the Savanah Accelerated Development Authority-zone, implement an agricultural data repository project.According to the memorandum submitted to Parliament, the implementation plan includes the setting up ... — Read More

Post-harvest Losses – Saving our food basket

Food security has been defined as a situation that exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. Every nation must have ... — Read More

US$84m Farmers Service Centres for SADA Zone

Parliament is expected to approve an US$84million agreement between Government and an investment company from the United Arab Emirates when it resumes after the elections, for the setting up of some 50 Farmers Service Centres (FSCs) in the SADA zone, on ... — Read More

SADA lures investors with Land Bank

The Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) has said it is exploring the possibility of setting up a legally autonomous Land Bank that will help make land easily accessible to investors.Currently, SADA acquires land from land-owners, have them properly registered and uses ... — Read More

3 blueprints unveiled to restore forest cover

Three national strategic documents designed to chart the path to a sustainable national forest cover and to help address global challenges of the wildlife sector have been simultaneously launched.The strategic documents which are considered as the blueprint for landscape restoration in ... — Read More

Election anxiety drops price of goods

Election anxiety is forcing traders at major markets in the city to reduce prices of their products as they await the outcome of the 7 December election.The country goes to polls on early next month in a keen contest that has ... — Read More

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