Centre established to spearhead gov’t’s district dev’t initiatives

Government has announced the establishment of a District Centre of Agriculture, Commerce and Technology (DCACT) to spearhead its technological, entrepreneurial, commercial and agribusiness initiatives in the districts.The centre is expected to collaborate with agric directorates of districts, research institutions, civil society ... — Read More

Youth take to agric …as ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ gathers steam

Hundreds of youth with different educational backgrounds have embraced government’s flagship ‘Planting For Food and Jobs’ programme, with some teaming up to acquire lands in order to participate fully in the cultivation of various crops under the programme.Professor George Oduro Nkansah, ... — Read More

Gov’t must adopt timber procurement policy

…as more than 65,000 hectares of forest lost annually A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Nature and Development Foundation (NDF) has accused government of not doing enough to get the public procurement policy on timber and timber products passed – situation the group is ... — Read More

Yara cautions against presence of fake fertilisers

Yara Ghana Limited has cautioned users of its fertilisers to be wary of fake fertilisers been packaged in Yara branded sacks on the market.  According to the company, some unscrupulous persons have resorted to putting fake products into Yara branded sacks ... — Read More

“Develop incubators for farmers”

The Chief Farmer of Anyako Farms, Richard Nunekpeku, believes if agriculture is to make strides, the setting up of incubator facilities across the country, would not only boost the sector but enhanced its attractiveness.He contends that agriculture remains a very difficult ... — Read More

AGRA President dialogues with Dr. Afriyie-Akoto

President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Dr. Agnes Kalibata, paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie-Akoto this week to brief him on AGRA’s support package for the country (March ... — Read More

FAO Food Price Index rises further in July

Cereals, sugar and dairy push the Index higherButter and a variety of fats and cheeses for sale at a city market in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Tighter export availabilities pushed butter prices to a new high in July.Global food prices rose for the ... — Read More

VegFest 2017 launched

A campaign to get individuals to recognize vegetarianism as a healthy option and embrace more organic foods in order to enjoy adisease-free lifestyle would be pronounced at the upcoming vegetarian food fair slated for December.Speaking at the launch of the 11th ... — Read More

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