Sunday, August 14, 2022
While acknowledging the achievements of the fifteen women farmers with disability, honored at this year’s 4th Gold in the Soil Awards, organized by Agrihouse Foundation, the West Africa Regional Director of Yara, Mr. Danquah Addo-Yobo, reiterated the company’s commitment to continue empowering women farmers through knowledge sharing and the...
Perennial post-harvest losses, according to the Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG), have compelled many farmers to reduce their farm sizes - a situation that can cause food shortage and worsen the current upsurge of food prices in the country. Dr. Charles Nyaaba, the Executive Director of PFAGy, says inadequate...
On the flat lands east of Tamale, farmers tend to a field of what looks like tall grass. Stretching in every direction, the views are obstructed only by the occasional tree. It’s on this land that Abdulai Dasana, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer (COO), Amaati Group, hopes to change the...
But cost of food remains a concern The value of food commodities produced under government’s flagship ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ (PFJ) programme was worth some US$6.1billion for the last five years, Minister for Food and Agriculture Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto has said. According to the minister, this was...
A rice-mill located at Kpekparigu-Kukuo in the Kumbungu district of the Northern Region - meant to facilitate the processing of local rice produced within the area - has been abandoned for years, checks by the B&FT have confirmed. The mill, according to residents, has not been in operation for a...
await approval from National Biosafety Authority Scientists at the Savannah Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have submitted an application to the National Biosafety Authority (NBA) for approval to release Ghana’s first genetically modified crop -Bt cowpea or beans - which has...
As Burkina Faso battles with one of the worst growing seasons in recent years, Ghana risks facing a tomato shortage as the former controls 90 percent of the commodity’s imports into the country. The growing season in Burkina Faso, over the last two years, has been facing challenges owing to...
Globally, development partners remain integral stakeholders in national development. Development partners are usually considered third party organizations that share in the economic risks of development or commercialization of a target or product being developed or commercialized. In Ghana, Global Affairs Canada continues to be a formidable financial and technical...
as Ghana, Ivory Coast host global cocoa traders and chocolatiers The current shortage of cocoa in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire for international market supply, and its resultant low pricing, is creating suspicions of global cocoa and chocolate traders’ deliberate attempts to perpetually keep the price of the commodity...
Growing up as children, most of our parents had home (backyard) gardens, and would usually take us there to weed and prune, among other farm practices. Mum would usually send us to get her ‘Nkontomire’ from the garden. Our elder brothers would also be asked to get some cassava...
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