New deal sets 200,000mt cashew production target

A deal to boost cashew production in the country from 57,000 metric tonnes to about 200,000 metric tonnes has been signed between the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), the Cashew Industry Association of Ghana (CIAG), and BLC, a private consultant.The deal ... — Read More

Women empowerment accelerates economic growth – Canadian High Commissioner

Reducing barriers to women’s economic empowerment is the fastest way to accelerate economic growth, especially in the Ghanaian context where a large number of women are engaged in key activities like agriculture, Heather Cameron, Canadian High Commissioner to Ghana, has observed.She ... — Read More

Côte d’Ivoire joins the growing list of ATI’s new member countries

Côte d’Ivoire’s membership in ATI is seen as an integral part of the government’s strategy to attract more investments and to diversify the economy through increased trade and investment opportunities The African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) has announced  that Côte d’Ivoire has ... — Read More

Peasant Farmers criticize gov’t over “Planting for Food and Jobs”

The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) the umbrella body for over 80% of farmers in Ghana, has criticized government’s agricultural flagship programme, “Planting for Food and Jobs” initiative over what they describe as avoidable lapses in the project.According to the ... — Read More

Gov’t to recruit over 5,000 agric extension agents

Government is expected to recruit additional 1,200 Agricultural Extension Agents (AEAs) and 4,000 Assistant Extension Agents to help in the implementation of the ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ initiative, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister for Food and Agriculture (MoFA), has indicated. ... — Read More

Farmerline reaches 200,000 farmers

Farmerline, a software company that builds technologies to connect farmers to information, financial tools and supply chains in agriculture, has so far reached over 200,000 farmers.“Farmerline has reached over 200,000 users across West Africa and is trusted by partners. Our content ... — Read More

1m cocoa target achievable- Dep.Food & Agric nominee

The Deputy Food and Agriculture Minister designate, George Boahene Oduro has stated that one of government’s immediate plans for the cocoa sector will be to increase the yield to 1million metric tonnes over the next two years.According to Hon. Oduro government ... — Read More

Gov’t develop policies to achieve food security

Government vision is to modernise agriculture, improve production efficiency and achieve food security, and profitability for farmers, aimed at significantly increasing agricultural productivity and income for farmers, Mr. Seth Osei-Akoto, the Director of Crop Science at the Ministry of Food and ... — Read More

AAIN, AWARD signs Mou

The African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN) and the African Women in Agricultural Research Development (AWARD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to finance startup companies to access finance and assets that will help them double jobs creation and also breach ... — Read More

Cashew industry needs urgent revival

Cashew, one of the country’s foremost non-traditional exports, is facing plummeting fortunes after suffering long years of neglect, resulting in it recording a negative 17.5 percent growth in 2014.The cashew industry, the African Cashew Alliance said, requires urgent attention to save ... — Read More

Cost of borrowing killing poultry industry

The Chairman of Ghana National Association of Poultry Farmers, Victor OppongAgyei, has bemoaned the high cost of agricultural borrowing in the country, describing it as a major setback to the sustainability and growth of the poultry industry.He said the cost and ... — Read More

Improved fertilizer to boost farming in Botanga

A newly improved 25-10-10 fertilizer, which comes with a polymer coating, has been introduced to farmers in Botanga, a suburb of Kumbungu District in Tamale.The fertilizer has the ability to sustain the slow release of the nutrients over a period of ... — Read More

‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ gets USAID support

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has pledged to support the government’s proposed ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ programme to ensure food security and reduce poverty.The Agency, through its Feed-The-Future Initiative, is expected to attract more than US$225 million ... — Read More

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