Tuesday, June 22, 2021
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...
On the occasion of the 33rd National Farmers Day – 2017, the leadership and entire membership of the General Agricultural Workers’ Union (GAWU) of Trades Union Congress (Ghana) wish to extend our heartfelt congratulations to the many hardworking farmers of Ghana. The role of agriculture in our dear country in supporting...
The Ghana Agriculture and Rural Development Journalists Association (GARDJA) has asked the government to consider devoting funds annually for the development of road infrastructure of farming communities, in the country. They said the government should at least construct 20-kilometers of roads of farming communities, in each year, in addition to...
It is here again—Farmers day. A day designated as a national holiday to supposedly honour the country’s hard-working farmers for their invaluable contribution to the economy. This day has been observed since 1988 on every first Friday of December. This day is supposed to make the ordinary farmer feel proud...
A traditional ruler, Daniel Nii Arde Tagoe, has urged government to introduce more innovation into the agriculture sector in a bid to attract the youth and curb the rising unemployment in the country. Even though he lauded government’s efforts and initiatives regarding agriculture in the 2018 Budget Statement, he also...
Danish investors who trooped into the country last week, with Queen Magarethe II of Denmark, have shown interest to invest in government’s flagship One District, One Factory programme. In an interview with the B&FT at a forum organised last week as part of the visit, CEO of the Ghana Investment...
The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) has expressed concern over delays associated with procurement and distribution of seeds and fertilizers, saying, the situation, if not checked, would negatively affect the Planting for Food and Jobs programme (PFJ). The concern was raised at a press conference in Accra to present...
‘Scaling up Nutrition’ (SUN), a country-led effort to eliminate all forms of malnutrition, was organised by the Ghana Nutrition Summit last week to initiate a stocktaking analysis of progress made since Ghana joined SUN in 2011. Malnutrition contributes significantly to maternal mortality worldwide, and is a leading risk factor for...
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