Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Fertiliser prices, according to a World Bank analysis in May, are expected to remain higher for a prolonged period following a rise of nearly 30 percent since the start of 2022 - after the 80 percent price surge last year. The report, titled World Bank Commodity Market (May), says surging...
Some 800 farmers in the Sekyere South district of the Ashanti Region have benefitted from the distribution of 32,000 kilogrammes of certified rice seeds and 10 rice threshers, under the Development of Rice and Aquaculture Value Chain for Youth Empowerment (RAV CHAIN) project. The project is an initiative of the...
The local poultry industry has the protentional to create more employment for the teeming Ghanaian youth, while improving the livelihoods of farmers if all stakeholders will commit to supporting the sector, Regional Director of Solidaridad West Africa, Isaac Kwadwo Gyamfi, has said. “Through the support of all stakeholders, if the...
The Akufo-Addo government’s support for farmers in the country is unmatched since inception of the Fourth Republican Constitution, the Minister of Food and Agriculture has underscored. According to Dr. Afriyie Owusu Akoto, this is evident in the many agricultural-friendly policies - including the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) and...
The Biotechnology and Nuclear Agriculture Research Institute (BNARI) at the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) has organised the maiden virtual workshop on tomato processing and marketing to equip agricpreneurs, food processors, hoteliers, as well as health-conscious individuals on how to make and market tomato products. The two-day workshop, organised in...
But post-harvest losses persist Rice farmers in the Builsa North and Kassena Nankana Municipality of the Upper East Region have recorded bumper harvests following rehabilitation of the spillway channel and ancillary works at the Tono Irrigation Scheme. The farmers have seen good yields and are expecting to harvest more...
The annual Gold in the Soil Awards, which run alongside the women in Food and Agricultural Leadership Training Forum, is scheduled to come off at Akroma Plaza in the Western Region on June 22 and 23, 2022. The programme, which adopts a regional rotational style, has in the past been...
The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Afriyie Owusu Akoto, has highly commended Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL) for its readiness to supply organic fertlisers at affordable prices to Ghanaian farmers in the midst of the global shortage of inorganic fertilisers. “In the wake of the global fertiliser shortage caused by...
The West African Regional Director of YARA, Mr. Danquah Addo-Yobo, has underscored the resilience and incredible achievements of the 17 women farmers with disabilities who have been nominated for ‘Gold in the Soil Awards’ this year. He said while their presence in the awards scheme and at the Women in...
So, what are my concluding thoughts? Fighting the global movers and shakers of the cocoa-chocolate industry is highly essential. The unequal distribution of value within the value chain impacts the earnings of producing countries. However, let’s not be deceived that an increase in the world market price results in an...
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