Monday, August 15, 2022
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...
Members of the Association of National Best Farmers in Ghana have called for intensive education of farmers on agricultural biotechnology and genetically modified organisms (GMOs), in order to understand what the technology is about. They said as farmers they are not really against GMOs, but they need accurate information to...
FDA report reveals A Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) report has debunked that rotten chicken imported into Ghana had been dumped on the market and is on sale at Techiman. The document indicates that 266 cartons of imported chicken were safely disposed of when it was realised on arrival in...
Government has said it will support about 200,000 farmers with farm inputs and fertiliser, as part of its flagship Planting for Food and Jobs programme, to boost agricultural productivity in the country. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced this at Nalerigu while addressing the chiefs and people of East Mamprusi...
Mr. Jai Mirchandani, Chief Executive Officer of Avnash Industries Ghana Limited - the country’s most formidable agro-industrial processing company, has said it is ready to invest over US$100million into government’s One District, One Factory (1D, 1F) policy to ensure its success. “We are investing over US$100million from next year. I...
“I am proud as the Governor of Iowa State to proclaim Dr. Akinwumi Adesina as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate.” With these words, the Governor of the State of Iowa, Kim Reynolds, officially named President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, as the 2017 World Food Prize...
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