Monday, April 12, 2021
As the perceived low-hanging investment fruit like the oil and gas as well as the energy sector have caused high impairment to the banks, resulting in liquidity challenges, it has become prudent for financial institutions to turn their attention to investing in agribusiness as the best available alternative, Raymond...
… overdependence on chemical inputs in agriculture harmful Managing Director of Eco Index Agro Solutions Limited - the sole distributor of begreen organic fertiliser, Dr. Emmanuel Moses, has called for nationwide adoption and use of organic fertilisers to among others revitalise the ‘soil ecosystem’ while boosting productivity for farmers. He observed...
The Food Sovereignty Platform (FSP), a group of Civil Society Organisations, is calling for withdrawal of the Plant Variety Protection bill, 2020 -currently before parliament. According to the group, the bill is the same as the Plant Breeders bill that sought to promote the production of genetically modified organisms -...
Based on what meteorologists are saying, there is likely to be unprecedented rains this season; and as a consequence, many parts of the city of Accra will again be flooded. Works and Housing Minister Samuel Atta Akyea toured some parts of the capital to inspect drains ahead of the...
Innovation is what is driving today’s world. That is why businesses are told to innovate or die. One area where innovation is really needed on our continent is the agriculture sector and a lot of startups are trying in this regard. This week, the B&FT’s Inspiring Startups caught up...
A heavy rainstorm on Sunday hit a farming community at Kokubila- Nasia in the Savelugu Municipality in the Northern Region resulting in the destruction of 350 acres of commercial farms. One of the farms, a 120-acre farm located at Kokubila on the Tamale-Bolgatanga road, affected by the rainstorm poses risk...
Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto has noted that even though sweet potato is not list listed as a food security crop in the Food and Agricultural Sector Development Policy (FASDEP II), a lot of attention is being given to the promotion of the crop to...
As the sensitisation on biotechnology as another option for enhancing agricultural productivity gains ground among Ghanaian farmers, scientists are faced with one problem – how to immediately meet the growing demand for seeds. In various sensitisation workshops on biotechnology-related issues that have been held recently with mixed stakeholders in many...
As part of Advans Ghana’s continued support to smallholder farmers and in celebration of the2020 Farmers’ day, 100 smallholder farmers within the cocoa and rice value chains have been trained and honored by some Advans Ghana managers and key partners. The two events took place in Oda in the Eastern...
Cocoa farmers in the Western South Region are gradually seeing a boost in cocoa production following the introduction of Omya Calciprill to tackle soil acidity on their cocoa farms. Some of the farmers who testified after using Omya Calciprill explained the improvements in the leaves of cocoa trees for better...
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