Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Chocolate fans will not necessarily benefit from predictions of a fall in cocoa prices this year. A Reuters poll of London cocoa futures published on Monday forecast cocoa would cost 10% less at the end of the year because of rising production and a hit to demand from the...
In academic circles, the subject of socialization is generally defined as a process where an individual internalizes the norms and ideologies of society. This definition is a significant truism that anchors on the totality of our culture; which has agriculture as a fundamental feature. Before modernity pulled our population from...
West Africa Regional Director, Yara International, Danquah Addo-Yobo, has stressed the need for the agricultural value chain actors to rethink and find sustainable approaches to doing business during and post COVID-19 across the value chain, so that the sector will remain resilient in the face of crisis and became...
A total of 300,000 improved cashew seedlings are expected to be distributed freely to thousands of farmers in the Dormaa East District of the Bono Region by the end of 2020. The exercise forms part of the implementation of government’s flagship programme ‘Planting for Export and Rural Development’ (PERD) which...
It is estimated that Ghana loses between US$30 million to US$100 million every year in additional revenues due to not processing all the raw cashew nuts (RCN) produced in the country, an agro-processing expert, Shakti Pal, has disclosed. He said despite the country’s competitive advantage of producing good quality RCN,...
On the occasion of the 33rd National Farmers Day – 2017, the leadership and entire membership of the General Agricultural Workers’ Union (GAWU) of Trades Union Congress (Ghana) wish to extend our heartfelt congratulations to the many hardworking farmers of Ghana. The role of agriculture in our dear country in supporting...
Cultivation of poor planting materials and wrong cultural farming practices have been identified as major challenges accounting for low cashew productivity among local farmers. In recent times, cashew has been identified as a new ‘gold’ for farmers, especially among those in the savannah-transition zone. It has triggered massive cultivation across...
As part of strategies to hasten revival of the economy following negative impacts from the coronavirus pandemic, the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) has rolled out a programme that supports young entrepreneurs in the agriculture sector to tap into the international market. The Youth in Export Programme, which is in...
Ghanaian workers have reported shocking human rights abuses aboard Chinese-owned trawl vessels - from beatings to a lack of drinkable water or basic medicines, and punishing working hours. This abuse of the crew goes hand-in-hand with threats, bribery of fisheries observers, and large-scale illegal fishing. The testimonies, documented in a new...
The absence of strong regulations on the importation and use of agro-chemicals poses a threat to human life and food security, CropLife Africa Middle East (AME), a regional federation representing the plant science industry and a network of national associations in 30 countries in Africa and the Middle East,...
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