Sunday, January 16, 2022
The Finance Minister, Mr. Ken Ofori Atta, has said 2,000 livestock farmers will be supported with 70,000 small ruminants, sheep and goats, as part of efforts to improve the livelihoods of livestock farmers in the country. In addition to this, he said the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) will...
OCP Africa, a subsidiary of OCP Group - a leading global producer of fertiliser based in Morocco - rolled out one of its several intended projects in the country last week, dubbed the OCP School Lab. It is a mobile laboratory that moves from community to community, educating farmers in...
OCP Africa, a subsidiary of OCP Group - a leading global producer of fertiliser based in Morocco - rolled out one of its several intended projects in the country last week, dubbed the OCP School Lab. It is a mobile laboratory that moves from community to community, educating farmers in...
Avnash Industries Ghana Limited, producer of Golden drop edible oil, says it has so far invested almost US$150million from 2007 into its agro-business operations aimed at adding value to the country’s agricultural produce and creating employment for wealth-creation. The company is well known for its businesses in edible oil, rice,...
The government wants more private sector support in creating jobs for the nation’s growing youthful population. Seth Osei Akoto, Director of Crop Services at the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, said this at the launch of Agric Management System (AMS), an innovative end-to-end solution and the Virtual Farmer Programme (VFP),...
As from 1st January 2018, Ghanaian farmers will be able to resume exports of all plant commodities to the European Union (EU) market. This follows the European Commission's decision to lift the current ban on the exports of five plant commodities from Ghana to the European Union (EU) market on...
The nation’s value of rice imports reached US$1.2billion in 2015, an 800 percent increase from US$152million in 2007, the Minister of Agriculture Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto has said. “I have been able to assemble data which clearly confirm that over the past ten years the volume and value of food...
As the country awaits the presentation of the 2018 budget soon, we take a look at the three main critical sectors of the economy—Agriculture, Industry, and Services—to see how they are faring and the various happenings in these sectors and also consider some of the policies in place by...
The importance of improving smallholder agricultural development has received more attention recently from development agencies and academics alike, and therefore there is consensus that improving market access and loan acquisitions for smallholders will lead to increased income and food security - which further leads to poverty alleviation. In recognition of...
The agriculture sector, which is the leading employer in the country, is still very far from the stage where it can attract needed funding from the private sector, Alhassan Andani, Managing Director of Stanbic Bank, has said. According to him, banks and financial service providers are cautious of lending to...
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