Friday, June 18, 2021
Government has announced plans to introduce an export levy on raw cashew nuts (RCN), aimed at promoting domestic processing of the commodity by discouraging excessive exports, Gifty Klenam - CEO of Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), has announced. The cashew market in the country is saturated by exporters, predominantly foreigners...
Surge in maize output on course to lift cereals stock-to-use ratio to highest level since 2002 Global food prices declined marginally in November, as lower dairy prices offset a sharp increase in sugar and vegetable oil quotations, according to the latest FAO Food Price Index issued today. The index averaged 175.8...
‘Heat tolerant’ durum wheat discovery can help eradicate poverty Research wins international Food Security prize A ‘crazy idea’ has resulted in the ability to grow durum wheat in the extreme heat of famine-affected Senegal, Mauritania and Mali, potentially boosting the income for 1 million farming families, and therefore winning the...
The government’s agenda to transform the agriculture sector has received backing from the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), which has committed about US$1.2million in support of ongoing efforts to develop the sector, Country Head for AGRA Mr. Forster Kwame Boateng has said. AGRA, which is keen on...
The agricultural sector on the continent needs stronger regulations to correct the existing governance processes that are fraught with weakness, the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, Vera Songwe, has said. “Land rights are not secure, the procurement process for inputs such as fertilizer and other inputs remain...
The agricultural sector on the continent needs stronger regulations to correct the existing governance processes that are fraught with weakness, the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, Vera Songwe, has said. “Land rights are not secure, the procurement process for inputs such as fertilizer and other inputs remain...
The Ministry of Fisheries is to target key institutions like the prisons, military, schools and colleges in the production of catfish and tilapia as part of a new initiative to help reduce the country’s fish import bill. The country consumes an estimated 980,000 metric tonnes of fish per annum, out...
The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) has called for clarity on initiatives under the Akufo-Addo Programme for Economic Transformation (AAPET), saying, it may lead to duplication of initiatives. Government, in the 2018 Budget, said the AAPET initiative will, among other things, set up a GH₵400 million fund to de-risk...
The Poultry Farmers’ Association of Ghana (PFAG) has urged the government to develop a comprehensive policy, aimed at reengineering the poultry industry as a major economic driver. The association said there are huge economic opportunities along the poultry value chain such as employment and meat production but it requires national...
Philip Kweku Agyeman from the Brong Ahafo region has been declared the 2017 National Best Farmer. The 50 year old becomes the first to walk away with $100,000 cash prize after the 2017 package was improved. Mr. Agyeman from Dormaa West has farms that employ 205 workers, casual and permanent. He has...
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