Monday, April 12, 2021
Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Sagre Bambangi has Parliament that  government has so far expended about GH₵10m on insecticides procurement in a bid to combat the Fall armyworm(FAW) outbreaks throughout the country. He told Members of Parliament, when he was asked a question by Member of Parliament for...
Nyonkopa Cocoa Buying Limited continues to make giant strides in Ghana’s cocoa industry. The latest of its many innovative interventions is the launch of Nyonkodo Farmer Life Plan, a bundled insurance, pension and scholarship plan for its farmers at Sefwi Wiawso in the Western Region of Ghana. Speaking at the...
The African Development Bank has called for global support for Africa’s young farmers and “agripreneurs”, highlighting how agribusiness is the answer to the continent’s youth employment. In collaboration with the Initiative for Global Development, the Association of African Agricultural Professionals in the Diaspora (AAAPD), Michigan State University, Iowa State University,...
A cross section of agricultural scientists, water experts and sector related policy makers in Ghana have established the importance of the management of agricultural water for the national attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals. This was at a Forum on Wednesday September 20th, 2017, in Accra, organized by the International...
Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto has noted that even though sweet potato is not list listed as a food security crop in the Food and Agricultural Sector Development Policy (FASDEP II), a lot of attention is being given to the promotion of the crop to...
About 6,480 farmers from six districts in the Northern Region have been provided with free certified seed starter packs at a seed and technology fair held at Sang in the Mion District. The fair, held on the theme ‘Getting Certified Seeds to Smallholder Farmers’, saw starter packs including maize, rice...
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement (ADVANCE) has held capacity training for some selected farmers and agricultural extension agencies on the monitoring and scouting of the Fall Army Worm (FAW) in Tamale of the Northern. The USAID Feed the Future Agricultural...
The absence of strong regulations on the importation and use of agro-chemicals poses a threat to human life and food security, CropLife Africa Middle East (AME), a regional federation representing the plant science industry and a network of national associations in 30 countries in Africa and the Middle East,...
Reducing barriers to women’s economic empowerment is the fastest way to accelerate economic growth, especially in the Ghanaian context where a large number of women are engaged in key activities like agriculture, Heather Cameron, Canadian High Commissioner to Ghana, has observed. She said, addressing the constraints to women’s economic empowerment...
Côte d’Ivoire’s membership in ATI is seen as an integral part of the government’s strategy to attract more investments and to diversify the economy through increased trade and investment opportunities The African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) has announced  that Côte d’Ivoire has joined a growing list of African countries who...
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