Sunday, November 28, 2021
Growing tomatoes is often the impetus for starting a vegetable garden, and every tomato lover dreams of growing the ultimate tomato: firm but juicy, sweet but tangy, aromatic, and blemish-free. Unfortunately, there are few vegetables that are prone to more problems than tomatoes. The trick to growing is to choose...
The Minister of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has observed that the country was on the cusp of a major production in maize. “From the eight regions we have visited so far, my observation is that this time we are on the verge of a bumper harvest...
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) is seeking for money from the government to compensate poultry farmers who were affected by the bird flu disease. According to the sector Minister, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, poultry farmers who were affected by the bird flu should rest assured, disclosing: “At the...
COCOBOD has announced that it has received commitment from its trade partners to pay the US$400 Living Income Differential (LID) to farmers for the 2021/2022 cocoa crop season. The LID was an initiative pushed by Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire to set aside a fixed amount of US$400 solely for...
The Chamber of Agribusiness Ghana and partners have launched the fourth Ghana Agribusiness Excellence and Leadership Awards, themed ‘Sustainable Agriculture: A catalyst for food security and job creation’. The awards programme is to be held on November 24, 2021. The Ghana Agribusiness Excellence and Leadership Awards are a prestigious awards...
The Cocoa Abrabopa Association (CAA) said it is committed to transparency and continuous improvement of Human Rights cases in cocoa growing communities, with a special focus on building capacity and systems to improve human rights outcomes rather than on punitive approaches which can lead to human rights violations. According to...
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...
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