Sunday, July 25, 2021
debts linger for two years Fertiliser suppliers for government’s Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) initiative have said the programme is under threat over debts owed by government, with some of the monies dating back to two years. The suppliers said though the initiative had been successful in the first...
A major reason for growing vegetables at home is to produce crops of a higher eating quality than may be otherwise available. A lot of comments and questions I have received from this platform is about harvesting. When is the right time and way to harvest my vegetables from...
Despite PFJ’s gains, inadequate raw materials linger Sector loses more than US$5m to pandemic Millions of jobs on the line, food security under threat Poultry farmers and feed-millers across the country are expressing worry over a looming collapse of the local poultry industry due to the scarcity and...
The Italian Trade Agency (ITA) has successfully organized its Ghana-Italy Agribusiness Digital Lab to connect Ghanaian agripreneurs to Italian agribusiness giants, who boast world-leading technologies and products capable of transforming agribusiness development in Ghana. The event came off on June 22 via virtual B2B meetings between the Ghanaian and Italian...
The increasing spate of development of buffer zones by private developers in the Ashanti Region poses a huge threat to Agriculture as well as the ecology of the region, the Minister of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto has said. The situation while it significantly undermines agriculture development,...
The Minister for Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has indicated government’s resolve to increase rice production in the Bono East Region. He made the observation on Wednesday while addressing a gathering of farmers, extension officers, agricultural inputs dealers, regional directors at the Regional Coordinating Council, Bono East Region, as part...
Thirty-two women farmers, processors, aggregators, agric-input dealers, packagers and other value chain actors, have registered to participate in the 4th edition of the monthly ‘Agri-Woman Market Place’ to be held on the forecourt of Agrihouse Foundation offices, Dzorwulu, on Friday, July 9, 2021. The Agri-woman marketplace, an initiative of Agrihouse...
In one of my school garden interactions, a student asked a question on pest control, and I genuinely think though this is a specialty area it’s one of the common challenges for gardeners. Let me expand on the answer I provided to our young school gardener. Every organic garden suffers...
…to step-up production in cashew, shea butter, coffee, others The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has begun a six-day tour of five  regions across the country. The tour forms part of government's plans to increase production in six tree crops - cashew, coffee, rubber, shea butter, coconut...
Minister says such products already on the market Biosafety Authority begins permit issuance for GMO research The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), has called for a renewed debate on the introduction of genetically modified products onto the Ghanaian market. The Minister, Dr. Kwaku Afriyie, who was addressing...
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