Monday, April 19, 2021
Farmers cultivating cucumis melon, also known as yellow melon, say a chunk of their produce is left to go waste because of the lack of market - a situation they say is adversely affecting their livelihood. The farmers from the Northern, North East and Central Regions were hoping to cash-in...
Benedicta Addie, a 50-year-old pepper farmer and member of the Kuyiyem Farmers Group Association (KFGA) no longer needs to travel two hours to Paga or Navorong in the Upper East Region to buy agro-inputs for her three-acre farm. Like other members of her group, the hassle involved in engaging...
Plantains are a close relative of the banana and tend to be mistaken for them. But in one of the 120 countries that grow much of the world’s supply of plantains — like Uganda, Colombia and Cameroon — people know the distinction between the two. That’s because plantains are...
“The agriculture sector is among the most vulnerable. Agriculture is important not only for food security issues but also for inter-regional food integration,” African Development Bank Director of Macroeconomic Policy, Forecasting and Research, Hanan Morsy, said during a news conference on the opening day of the African Economic Conference...
The shortage of maize across the Northern Region and some other parts of the country is affecting business activities of poultry farmers, food vendors and beverage makers, among others. The issue has resulted in an increase of maize prices from GH¢90 to between GH¢120-150, especially in the Tamale Metropolis. Prices are however expected...
Chocolate is certainly not a “JJC” (Johnny Just Came) consumable in the world’s list of delicacies. Made from cocoa, chocolate has been around for about 5000 years, evolving through various civilizations and processing phases into a big time delectable industry (cultivation, processing and consumption) today, with a retail market...
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) is seeking to increase the percentage of local rice consumption from a little above 50 percent recorded in 2019 to at least 70 percent by the end of this year. Out of the 1.2 million metric tonnes of rice consumed by Ghanaians annually,...
About 1.5 million farmers to benefit Guarantees a lump-sum payment to Cocoa Farmers upon retirement President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has launched the Cocoa Farmers’ Pension Scheme, which is expected to benefit an estimated 1.5 million cocoa farmers across the country. Introducing the ‘3rd-tier retirement’ scheme ends the long-awaited call...
Most of the players in the agricultural sector are poor or within the low-income bracket. Majority of smallholder farmers struggle to make a living from their toils. This describes the state of Madam Apoba Nchor and over 650 members of the Akanyele Yirepogsi Association (AYA) in the Kasena-Nankani East District...
The graduation ceremony for the first batch of trainees of the Okuafo Pa Agricultural Training Centre was held in Dormaa East, Bono Region. This event marked the successful completion of training of the first batch of 800 students in the face of challenges posed by the COVID-19 global pandemic. The...
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