Sunday, July 25, 2021
The 2015 National Best Cashew Farmer, Nana Kwain Daniel, has appealed to chiefs and farmland owners within the middle and northern belts of the country to release lands to prospective cashew farmers, especially the youth to boost cashew production. Unfriendly land tenure system such as high land lease value for...
Cocoa farmers and residents of Akyekyere in the Amenfi Central district of the Western Region have expressed appreciation to the Cocoa Abrabopa Association (CAA) for assisting them with a mechanised borehole and a new water tank. As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, the Cocoa Abrabopa Community Development Project committee,...
AMG, a leading indigenous producer and distributer of high performance fertiliser and the largest importer of farm inputs in the country, has outdoored the most advanced maize seeds - SC 719 hybrid - into the market for farmers. The Managing Director of AMG Fertilisers, Mr. Ernest Akwasi Appiah, described the...
The third annual Women in Food and Agricultural Leadership Training Forum (WOFAGRIC) and the Gold in the Soil Awards have been held in the Upper East Region with a call for investment into women in agriculture. Over the years, farmers in the country have been appreciated and recognized through farmer’s...
Total expenditure allocation for the agriculture sector in the past four years, from 2017 to 2020, has stayed below one percent of government’s total spending in the economy. The total spending for the agriculture sector in 2017, which was GH¢384.6million, constituted just 0.71 percent of entire government expenditure. In 2018...
Hand-crafted shea butter and groundnut are two highly promising agricultural products, with value chains that can stimulate employment for young women in the northern part of Ghana. Despite the two value chains a number of key constraints have been identified within the market systems including access to machinery and infrastructure,...
The delay in operationalization of the much-awaited Tree Crops Development Authority (TCDA) remains a worry for industry players like cashew processors. According to cashew processors, further delay in making the Authority functional will among others bundle out the few surviving cashew processing companies in the country, especially the small-scale enterprises. “Any...
The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) is planning to electronically pay all its farmers to stimulate the digital economy and also ensure the security of funds, a Deputy Chief Executive Officer at COCOBOD, Dr. Emmanuel Opoku has said. The move which is expected to be piloted at the coming cocoa season...
The Market-Oriented Agriculture Programme in North Western Ghana (MOAP-NW), has trained a total of 85 seed producers and seed inspectors on quality seed production and regulations. The week-long training, which was in partnership with the Plant Protection and Regulatory Services Directorate (PPRSD) of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA)...
Gardening is most exciting at the cropping stage when you see and smell fresh and healthy crops growing. However, the daunting task is the seed-, waiting on germination. If you are like me then you will be counting the leaves of the tiny crop to advise you when to...
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