The Ghana Agriculture and Rural Development Journalists Association (GARDJA) has asked the government to consider devoting funds annually for the development of road infrastructure of farming communities, in the country. They said the government should at least construct 20-kilometers of roads of farming communities, in each year, in addition to...
It is here again—Farmers day. A day designated as a national holiday to supposedly honour the country’s hard-working farmers for their invaluable contribution to the economy. This day has been observed since 1988 on every first Friday of December. This day is supposed to make the ordinary farmer feel proud...
A traditional ruler, Daniel Nii Arde Tagoe, has urged government to introduce more innovation into the agriculture sector in a bid to attract the youth and curb the rising unemployment in the country. Even though he lauded government’s efforts and initiatives regarding agriculture in the 2018 Budget Statement, he also...
Danish investors who trooped into the country last week, with Queen Magarethe II of Denmark, have shown interest to invest in government’s flagship One District, One Factory programme. In an interview with the B&FT at a forum organised last week as part of the visit, CEO of the Ghana Investment...
The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) has expressed concern over delays associated with procurement and distribution of seeds and fertilizers, saying, the situation, if not checked, would negatively affect the Planting for Food and Jobs programme (PFJ). The concern was raised at a press conference in Accra to present...
‘Scaling up Nutrition’ (SUN), a country-led effort to eliminate all forms of malnutrition, was organised by the Ghana Nutrition Summit last week to initiate a stocktaking analysis of progress made since Ghana joined SUN in 2011. Malnutrition contributes significantly to maternal mortality worldwide, and is a leading risk factor for...
A study by the World Bank and International Finance Corporation (IFC) dubbed ‘Country Private Sector Diagnostic’ has revealed that despite the enormous potential existing in the country’s agriculture sector, investors are shying away due to the hurdles they have to clear in acquiring land for their operations. “Access to land...
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...
500,000 farmers for Planting for Food and Jobs 50 dams under One Village, One Dam 200 tractors to be distributed GH₵400m insurance cover The 2018 Budget has unveiled the much-anticipated ‘Marshall Plan for Agriculture (MPA)’, aimed at revamping the country’s abysmally performing agriculture sector to make it the...
The Finance Minister, Mr. Ken Ofori Atta, has said 2,000 livestock farmers will be supported with 70,000 small ruminants, sheep and goats, as part of efforts to improve the livelihoods of livestock farmers in the country. In addition to this, he said the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) will...

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