By Wisdom JONNY-NUEKPE Smallholder farmers have the potential to generate net profit of up to US$285million per annum, leveraging small-scale irrigation systems for food production, Innovation Lab for Small Scale Irrigation (ILSSI) has projected. The ILSSI, a USAID Feed the Future project, which works to break barriers that hamper small-scale irrigation, opined...
The Resilience Against Climate Change (REACH) project recently held a significant ceremony in Wa, capital of the Upper West Regional, where conservation agriculture (CA) tools worth over GH¢650,000 were handed over to key partners. The event marked a crucial step in advancing sustainable agriculture practices in the region. The specialized...
By Emmanuel AKOMEA Queen mothers in agriculture are urging young people to get involved in farming to support the sector's growth and seize its numerous opportunities. Recognizing their influential roles in rural development, these women emphasize the importance of youth engagement for food security and sustainable progress. Nana Afia Darko Bredu I,...
AgriConnect Ghana, a collaboration between the SOFTtribe and the Mastercard Foundation, began delivering laptop computers to students at the University of Ghana, the University of Cape Coast (UCC) and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) on February 5, 2024. Over 1,000 students have received their laptops and...
By Wisdom JONNY-NUEKPE With an average estimated cashew export earnings of US$350million per annum, Cashew Watch Ghana (CWG) - a civil society organisation - has said the country has yet to fully take advantage of the US$7billion global market. Cashew Watch Ghana described the current earnings as below potential, emphasising that...
By Christabel DANSO ABEAM The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Bryan Acheampong, has cut sod for the commencement of infrastructure projects under the Emergency Support to Rural Livelihoods and Food Systems exposed to COVID–19 (ESRF). The sod-cutting ceremony took place in Kwesi Fante, Afram Plains South District of the Eastern...
Tullow has entered a partnership with Innohub, a leading enterprise support organisation, to empower small and medium-scale enterprises across Ghana’s agricultural value chain. The multi-year partnership, known as “Tullow AgriVentures Program (TAP)”, aims to significantly improve employment opportunities, provide training for startups, and foster sustainable growth in the agribusiness sector. With...
By Sandra Agyeiwaa OTOO The Director of the International Fertilizer Development Center's (IFDC) Enabling Impact Programme, Dr. Bocar Diagana, has reaffirmed his organisation’s commitment to driving agricultural transformation across Ghana and the wider African continent. He made this statement at the just-ended IFDC 2024 Open Door and IFDC global 50th anniversary...
In an effort towards bolstering agricultural innovation and collaboration, the third edition of the Agritech West Africa exhibition, coupled with Food & Beverage Ghana and FoodPack Tech Ghana exhibitions, is slated to grace the Accra International Conference Center from March 19-21, 2024. This flagship event is being held under the...
The convenor of Ghana’s Chapter of the Africa Food Systems Parliamentary Network (AFSPaN), Dr. Godfred Seidu Jasaw, has issued a clarion call to individual member states, urging a comprehensive and collaborative approach in engaging all stakeholders along the agricultural value chain to mitigate the scourge of food insecurity. Addressing participants...

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