Monday, April 19, 2021
The Agricultural Development Bank Limited (ADB) is the lead bank for agricultural financing in the country. Set up for the purpose of developing the agricultural sector, ADB has over time used various avenues to channel financial resources into the sector to propel it to higher heights. With about 83 network...
A strong and efficient agriculture sector is crucial in generating income, promoting food security and creating wealth across the African continent. With 53 percent of the population of sub-Saharan Africa employed in agriculture, the sector, offers the potential to feed its growing population. More urgently, in a COVID-19 era,...
Post Brexit uncertainties are playing out seriously as banana exporters are beginning to feel the brunt. Already, we are told UK companies have begun rejecting imports from Ghana as the country and Britain have failed to reach a trade agreement. Banana exporters have lost 20% of their exports to the...
While Africa embarks on a journey to bring prosperity to its citizens and make the continent economically strong through the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, one major challenge that may derail this goal and work to the advantage of foreigners is non-enforcement for rules of origin, as...
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has resolved to implement more digital agricultural innovations to give more meaning to government’s agricultural transformation agenda, aimed at ensuring sustainable and resilient food production systems in the country. This, according to the ministry, has become particularly more imperative with the significant negative...
Our major staple food, maize, is in short supply across the market centers in the country, causing price hikes. A bowl of maize in Juapong market was sold for GH¢9 as at January, 2020 but currently going for GH¢15. The situation has resulted in the lack of feed for the...
Government is preparing to meet fruit and vegetable exporters who may be negatively impacted as the United Kingdom (UK) prepares to implement the provisions of its exit from the European Union (Brexit). Some banana exporters have told the B&FT the UK is likely to increase its import duty for fruit...
Coastal communities and those living along the country’s major inland waterways have been sensitised to prioritise safety in order to protect life and property. The Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) as part of its mandate took its sensitization clinic to many coastal communities, including those along the Volta Lake. The Authority has...
The One District-One Factory (1D1F) and Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ), if pursued more vigorously, can strengthen the domestic private sector, the Executive Council of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has observed. TUC believes these initiatives need rapid expansion and support from all social partners. “They can make a...
2020 has been one heck of a year. It was meant to be the beginning of a new decade with fresh optimism and hope of better things to come. But then it had its own plans and that plan was delivered in the shape of a global pandemic called...
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