African fruit producers and exporters come together

AFRUIBANA, an association of fruit producers and exporters from Cameroon, the Ivory Coast and Ghana was officially launched in Brussels during a visit by Cameroon Trade Minister, Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana, to European institutions on Wednesday, 19 July.As representative of the ... — Read More

USDA introduces cost-effective broiler production for farmers

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has introduced the "Ghana Poultry Project" aimed at increasing the competitiveness of domestic production and processing of poultry meat and eggs in the country.The project has the objective of producing broilers at an average ... — Read More

Regional Ministers join battle against Fall Army worms

Ten Regional Ministers have been assigned active roles in the ongoing fight against the invasion of Fall Armyworms in the country.The Regional Ministers will coordinate activities of the various stakeholders as the Ministry of Food and Agriculture continues the battle to ... — Read More

Guinness rewards sorghum farmers and aggregators

Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL) has rewarded deserving sorghum farmers and aggregators in the Upper East and Upper West Regions at a recognition and appreciation event held in Tamale.GGBL has been using sorghum since 2008 in the production of its premium ... — Read More

Broiler revitalization project stalls

As the government’s flagship agricultural programme, “Planting for Food and Jobs,” steadily takes shape, it appears all may not be well for the poultry industry as a key stakeholder of the ‘broiler revitalization project,’ started under the erstwhile Mahama administration, since ... — Read More

Comprehensive agricultural marketing policy needed

Agriculture in Ghana is predominately smallholder, with about 80 percent of its agricultural output being produced by smallholders on family-operated farms with an average of not less than two hectares.The participation of smallholders in the agriculture marketing, in both domestic and ... — Read More

US$42m lost to illegal vegetable oil imports annually

The country loses an estimated US$42million per annum from the illegal importation of 7,000 metric tonnes of vegetable palm oil into the country, data by vegetable oil palm producers have shown.“Today, the industry is facing a mammoth threat that is draining the economy ... — Read More

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

17 MOFA staff trained in preparing Policy Briefs

Seventeen (17) staff from Ministry of Food and Agriculture’s (MOFA) Policy Planning and Budget Directorate (PPBD), Agribusiness Unit, Project Coordination Unit and the Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate were presented with certificates from the University of Ghana’s Institute of Statistical Social and ... — Read More

Forestry week to focus on tree planting

The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and Forestry Commission in collaboration with stakeholders will joined the world to celebrate the International Day of Forests.This year’s programme will be dedicated to tree planting and promoting awareness on the importance of forests ... — Read More

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