Sunday, August 14, 2022
The Borlaug Higher Education for Agricultural Research and Development Program (BHEARD), part of the United States Government’s Feed the Future initiative, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) has partnered with the Kosmos Innovation Center (KIC) to...
Cocoa farmers have appealed to Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), the industry regulator, to increase the producer price of cocoa beans in the coming 2020/2021 season by a significant margin. According to the farmers, cost of production has skyrocketed in recent times; and besides, the general standard of living among farmers...
The Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, Mr. George Oduro, has reiterated government’s commitment to establish mechanisation centres across the country to make it easier for farmers to access tractors. The centres, with input devices, will be ready before June-July 2018, he said. “Government has observed the farmers’ needs, hence the...
Chief Executive of Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Dr. Kofi Kodua Sarpong, has called for digitalisation in the agriculture sector in order to make it more attractive for the youth to help reduce graduate unemployment. According to Dr. Sarpong, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the country's economy was running at...
OCP Africa, a subsidiary of OCP Group - a leading global producer of fertiliser based in Morocco - rolled out one of its several intended projects in the country last week, dubbed the OCP School Lab. It is a mobile laboratory that moves from community to community, educating farmers in...
The importance of improving smallholder agricultural development has received more attention recently from development agencies and academics alike, and therefore there is consensus that improving market access and loan acquisitions for smallholders will lead to increased income and food security - which further leads to poverty alleviation. In recognition of...
Pan-African Savings and Loans Limited, in partnership with AgroCenta under their Financial Inclusion for Small Holder Farmers in Africa Project (FISFAP) and Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), will provide credit facilities for smallholder farmers in the Afram Plains, south of the Eastern Region. The partnership’s aim is...
The shortage of maize across the Northern Region and some other parts of the country is affecting business activities of poultry farmers, food vendors and beverage makers, among others. The issue has resulted in an increase of maize prices from GH¢90 to between GH¢120-150, especially in the Tamale Metropolis. Prices are however expected...
In recent years, a number of innovative entrepreneurs have stepped in to help reverse the declining state of the agricultural sector in Ghana. In 2020, Green Gold Farms Limited (GGFL) Ghana - an Accra-based agribusiness that uses innovative means to support the agricultural sector - became one of the country’s largest...
Food Outlook report assesses global supply and demand for major food commodities Growing rice in the Philippines. Food markets will face many more months of uncertainty due to COVID-19, but the agri-food sector is likely to show more resilience to the pandemic crisis than other sectors, according to a new report...
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