Saturday, October 23, 2021
Government has maintained the producer price for purchase of cocoa beans at GH¢10,560 per metric tonne for the 2021/2022 crop season, representing 87.1 of the Free on Board (FOB) value. By this, a 64-kilogramme bag of cocoa beans will still sell at GH¢660. This is expected to take effect from...
canker endemic in cocoa, mining and fisheries sector Rainforest Alliance moves to curb menace About 770,000 children are engaged in child labour within Ghana’s agriculture value chain, particularly in cocoa production where 92 percent of these minors are exposed to at least one form of hazardous labour, the United...
I have received quite a number of questions from readers on why they engage in home gardening. Today I will attempt to address it and hopefully convince a whole lot more why home/school or office gardening is necessary and fun as well. My first pointer is the current global pandemic...
The Minister for Food and Agriculture Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto paid a working visit to GADCO rice farm and the milling factory as part of his tour in the Volta Region. The Minister’s visit granted an opportunity for the management of GADCO to interact with the Minister on the activities...
Rice farmers in Kajebi in the Oti Region have been given some respite regarding the acquisition of agricultural machinery. The farmers have been urged to make at least an initial half-payment of the total cost for agricultural machinery, including tractors and power-tillers they will need to boost production. Each of...
The president of the Ghana Rice Inter-Professional Body (GRIB), Nana Kwabena Adjei-Ayeh II, has said until government puts in some measures to support proper preparation of rice farmlands, targets for self-sufficiency will be difficult to achieve. According to him, there are good intentions for rice farmers but little is seen...
Africa’s food environment researchers will deliberate on the impact of multiple pandemics of malnutrition, climate change, and currently COVID-19 on food environments and the food systems at the 2nd Africa Food Environment Research Network (FERN) Meeting, slated for November 10 -12, 2021. The 2nd FERN virtual meeting will build on the...
Newage Agric Solutions Limited, a Ghanaian agricultural company has introduced a locally produced maize variety meant to withstand drought conditions to increase yield in crop production. Known as “NA 600”, the hybrid maize variety has been treated to help in achieving the maximum potency which is ideal for the current...
The Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto has assured that new data made available to government by researchers will help to enhance transparency and improve the reach of farm produce such as seedlings and fertiliser to farmers. According to him, the non-existence of reliable data in the...
The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has announced plans to establish Grains Development Authority, to among others further the development and regulation of the market for the produce. The Grains Development Authority, which will replace the Grains and Legumes Development Board (GLDB) set up in the...
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