Tuesday, June 22, 2021
‘Scaling up Nutrition’ (SUN), a country-led effort to eliminate all forms of malnutrition, was organised by the Ghana Nutrition Summit last week to initiate a stocktaking analysis of progress made since Ghana joined SUN in 2011. Malnutrition contributes significantly to maternal mortality worldwide, and is a leading risk factor for...
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has today launched the much awaited ’10-year Cashew Development Policy’ as a move toward positioning cashew crop as an agriculture goldmine. According to the President who highlighted the importance of cashew production to the Ghanaian economy, cashew, together with other selected crops, can create...
Mr. Jai Mirchandani, Chief Executive Officer of Avnash Industries Ghana Limited - the country’s most formidable agro-industrial processing company, has said it is ready to invest over US$100million into government’s One District, One Factory (1D, 1F) policy to ensure its success. “We are investing over US$100million from next year. I...
There’s no gainsaying that food, agriculture and agribusiness have a substantial economic, financial, social, and environmental pawmark. According to Mckinsey, the $5 trillion Agribusiness industry represents 10 percent of global consumer spending, and 40 percent of employment. The Word Bank gives the industry 10% of global GDP (barring any...
For years Ghana’s fishing subsector has experienced stunted growth, making its contribution to the economy quite insignificant compared with other subsectors. The fishing subsector since 2006 has contributed less than 3 percent to the country’s economy, according to the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) data. In 2006 the industry contributed 2.5 percent...
Success is for the daring. It is only those who are ready to press on in life that can succeed in any endeavour. That is what has accounted for the success of a young poultry farmer in Tamale, capital of the Northern Region in Ghana. He started life as...
The price of imported fresh tomatoes has sharply increased, as traders now have to travel up north to neighbouring Burkina Faso to buy fresh tomatoes for sale on the local market. This perennial shortage of the vegetable and reliance on Ghana’s northern neighbour to meet local demand for the commodity...
Local producers can’t meet demand Low investment contains growth The Ashanti Regional Director of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Rev. John Manu, has called for investment in research to identify products that could be commercialised from oil palm, as the demand for the cash crop and allied...
The Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, is scheduled to undertake a 6-day tour of the Ashanti, Eastern, Bono, and Bono East regions, beginning Monday, April 27. The visit of the Minister is expected to enable him to interact with farmers, visit selected fields while also holding...
The nation’s value of rice imports reached US$1.2billion in 2015, an 800 percent increase from US$152million in 2007, the Minister of Agriculture Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto has said. “I have been able to assemble data which clearly confirm that over the past ten years the volume and value of food...
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