Tuesday, September 21, 2021
The Cocoa Merchant Ghana Limited (CML) plans to disburse a premium amount of GH¢1,080,000 from Nestle through the Beyond Beans Foundation for the purchase of 4,500 metric tonnes of Rainforest Alliance-certified cocoa beans for its farmers for the 2020/21 cocoa season. The tonnage of the cocoa beans purchased for the...
The Cocoa Marketing Company (CMC), Ghana Shippers Authority (GSA) and the 26 shipping lines have agreed to increase freight charges for the 2021/2022 cocoa season by 5 percent and Bunker (Fuel) Adjustment Factor (BAF) increased by 1 percent after a marathon meeting at the Ghana Shippers House. The new...
School gardens are a wonderful way to use the schoolyard as a classroom, reconnect students with the natural world and the true source of their food, and teach them valuable gardening and agriculture concepts and skills that integrate with several subjects, such as math, science, art, health and physical...
Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor has handed over 13 impounded containers of Rosewood to the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) in Tema. Estimated at $234,000 or over GH¢1.4 million, the 13 containers of Rosewood imported into Ghana from Nigeria, suspected of onward export to an overseas destination,...
…as woes of poultry sector deepen The Ghana National Association of Poultry Farmers (GNAPF) has projected that a crate of eggs, which currently costs between GH¢20-24 depending on size, could sell at an average price of GH¢30 by December 2021. The projection in price increase per crate, is as well expected...
Two high-yielding climate-tolerant groundnut seed varieties, Sarinut 1 and Sarinut 2, have been developed by the Savanna Agricultural Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-SARI) in the quest to enhance the country’s food security agenda. The improved seeds, which were recently introduced to farmers in Sabegu...
The Borlaug Higher Education for Agricultural Research and Development Program (BHEARD), part of the United States Government’s Feed the Future initiative, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) has partnered with the Kosmos Innovation Center (KIC) to...
The Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAKKS), a world-renowned accreditation body, has renewed the accreditation of the Fish Inspection Department (FID) of the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) to inspect and certify fish and fish products before they are exported. DAKKS, Germany’s national accreditation body, is legally responsible for the accreditation of conformity...
As part of efforts to boost the production of cashew in the country, a total of 19,000 improved cashew seedlings have been distributed to 470 small-scale farmers across eight districts. The beneficiary farmers are scattered across these areas, Wenchi, Tain (Bono Region), Kintampo South and Nkoranza North (Bono East), Tano...
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Sunday inaugurates a GH¢6.7 million Rice Processing Factory at Akontombra as part of his tour of the Western North Region. The factory, under the One-District One-Factory initiative, has the capacity to produce between 1.5 and 2.8 tonnes of rice per hour. It has an electricity generation...
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