The Ghana Incentive-Based Risk-Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (GIRSAL) is pledging a capital injection of GH¢2billion from now till 2027 in support of financial institutions’ lending to players in the agricultural sector. Speaking at the relaunch of the company’s operations and introduction of a Stakeholder Convening and Advocacy Platform in...
Twelve green businesses and entrepreneurs have received a combined matching grant of GH¢1.17million under the 2021 GrEEn Innovation Challenge. They include six businesses in the Ashanti, five from the Western and one from the Greater Accra Regions. The one business entity from the Greater Accra Region will be establishing...
AgroConnect Ghana and the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE) has launched an agribusiness development initiative to train the youth in farming and agribusiness with the aim of improving food security. AgroConnect seeks to combine capacity building, development and training opportunities in Africa’s agric ecosystems with the initiative financially supported by the Singapore private sector. Also,...
I wonder how many people know that in Kumasi fake gold is alternately called Abbyssinia? My late grandpa, Nana Taw Nsiah used to be a popular goldsmith in Bechem. This was a man who could easily distinguish between fake gold and genuine gold without the use of any instrument. He...
An American farmer and natural resource expert, Senator Ken Schilz, has called on Ghanaian agriculture authorities and policymakers to prioritise local food chains to prevent against shocks in the breakdown of global food supply chains. Former Senator Schilz, who led a delegation into the country, was speaking to B&FT during...
Government must consider the setting up of an Agricultural Development Authority to regulate the production and marketing of agricultural products so as to attract the needed investment into the sector. “We need an Agricultural Development Authority to regulate sector’s trade, and also the production and market aspects. We need to...
The Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, in charge of Horticulture, George Oduro, has reiterated the commitment of the government to improve the lives of farmers in the country through the modernization of the country's agricultural sector. He said government's interventions in the agricultural sector through pragmatic policies will not...
High labour costs and huge import duties on inputs and machinery remain major challenges faced by rice producers in the country. There is high demand for the domestically produced rice but due to the afore-mention challenges, they are unable to produce in large quantities to meet demand. Consequently, producers of the...
The country can become a bigger force in the global cocoa industry by prioritising value addition. This is because around 80 percent of the global cocoa industry's annual wealth of between US$130billion and US$150billion is generated during secondary processing (cocoa paste manufacturing), which continues to be non-existent in the country. Intrinsically,...
Chairman of the African Coconut Group, David Korboe, has urged government to reclaim galamsey lands for coconut production. According to him, coconut from Ghana is in high demand globally, therefore the need to reclaim adequate lands to meeting growing demands is crucial. Mr. Korboe made the call at the second edition of the international...

This will close in 10 seconds