Tuesday, June 22, 2021
…small scale agribusinesses suffered largest revenue shortfall Agribusinesses, on average, have lost 61.2 percent of monthly revenues as a result of COVID-19, the Agribusiness Sector Survey Report 2020, authored by the Chamber of Agribusiness Ghana (CAG) - an apex body for coordinating agricultural sector players in the country - has...
Managing Director of the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB), Dr. John Kofi Mensah has said the bank will continue to develop products and services which will be beneficial to customers. According to Dr. Kofi Mensah, the continous growth of the Bank could partly be attributed to the strong customer base which...
Ownership of the A Rocha Ghana, shea butter processing facility and eight warehouses has been transferred to nine shea cooperatives in the West Gonja District in the Savannah Region of northern Ghana. The new facilities are part of a U.S. Government effort to partner with communities, companies, and non-profit organizations...
  For many developing economies, local agricultural markets are the lifeline of smallholder agricultural production systems. Small holder farmers obtain substantial benefits through greater engagement in local markets. Marketing of farm produce of smallholders in many developing economies is beset with a number of challenges which reduce the benefits of smallholder...
Low cocoa prices are driving some farmers out of the sector, Joseph Boahen Aidoo-chief executive of the Ghana Cocoa Board, said on Monday Farmers are moving into growing cashew, farming rubber and illegal mining, Aidoo told a conference in Berlin “All because of the past two years’ fall in cocoa price,”...
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many businesses, including small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the cocoa sector that provide critical services to smallholder farmers in Ghana. These small businesses, when provided with the needed support, play a vital role in improving the livelihoods of farmers through yield enhancements and...
All is set for the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) to update data on the agriculture sector through a new census which comes after some 33 years when the last one was conducted. The GSS will be working together with the Agric Ministry, with support from the Food and Agricultural Organisation...
The annual Aggrey-Fraser-Guisberg Memorial Lectures, which was instituted in 1957 to commemorate three distinguished personalities in the nation’s history, is a major event in the life of the University of Ghana and indeed the nation as a whole. The theme for this year’s lecture was ‘Nkrumah and the Making of...
Post Brexit uncertainties are playing out seriously as banana exporters are beginning to feel the brunt. Already, we are told UK companies have begun rejecting imports from Ghana as the country and Britain have failed to reach a trade agreement. Banana exporters have lost 20% of their exports to the...
Despite an extended government ban on illegal mining and deployment of a joint task force to curb the menace, ‘galamsey’ activities along communities on the River Pra are still prevalent and slowing down efforts to help regain Ghana’s depleting fish stock. David Koomson, the Shama District co-management committee chairman said,...
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