Tuesday, June 22, 2021
The Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Penn State University have collaborated to help women farmers at Tamalegu and Zaazi communities get access to tractor services to enhance their farming operations. During a forum held to build the capacity of farmers...
Donkeys transport fertiliser unaided Programme targets 1.5m farmers in 2021 MoFA restricts distribution in 21 districts The high rate of fertiliser smuggling to Burkina Faso and Togo is threatening the progress and success of government’s Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) initiative, Director of Crop Services at the...
…as gov’t, banks remain apathetic toward sector Dams, technology non-existent to support farmers The Ghana Rice Interprofessional Body (GRIB) has said it is negotiating with foreign companies to access financial support and drive the needed technological investment into cultivation of the cereal. The association maintains that high interest rates on local...
A more balanced, sustainable approach to consuming food from livestock - one that meets nutrition needs and focuses on local production methods - is essential for delivering on global commitments to combat malnutrition in all its forms, according to a comprehensive report released on June 9 from UN Nutrition. While...
Solidaridad through its National Initiatives for Sustainable Climate-Smart Oil Palm Smallholders (NISCOPS) programme is helping to reclaim degraded mine sites in the Central Region of Ghana with oil palm. The initiative has become necessary due to threats to the livelihoods of farmers in that part of the country as a...
Government-subsidised farm inputs for this year’s farming activities - to ensure efficiency and effectiveness with good yields to boost food security - have been released to farmers ahead of the rainy season. The early release of inputs is to reduce the stress farmers go through in accessing them during the...
The third (3rd) edition of Women in Food and Agricultural Leadership Training Forum (WOFAGRIC) and Gold in The Soil Awards, powered by Agrihouse Foundation, has received 131 nominations of deserving women farmers and agribusinesses. The event is set to take place from 23rd to 24th June 2021 at the Akayet...
The Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) has been awarded the One District, One Factory (1D1F) Financial Service Provider of the Year at the 2021 Ghana Manufacturing Awards (GMA), held at the Kempinski Hotel, Gold Coast City in Accra. The honour affirms the Bank’s support to businesses under the government’s flagship industrialisation...
The new ‘Cadbury Farmer Resilience Fund’ designed to protect cocoa farmer livelihoods during the COVID-19 pandemic is providing grants that will empower thousands of women farmers to start small businesses and earn a decent living. Emerging from an existing partnership between Mondelēz International and Fairtrade under the Climate Change and...
Nine Ghanaian cocoa farming unions have been awarded grants to invest in new climate-smart small businesses on behalf of their members, as part of a scheme implemented by Fairtrade Foundation. Each new enterprise aims to pilot new ways for cocoa farmers to earn extra money to supplement their incomes and,...
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