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Gov’t to Support Farmers with Modern Tech

The Minister designate for Food and Agriculture, Dr Afriyie Akoto, has pledged the commitment of the government to support farmers to use technology and modern forms of farming to increase their yield. Dr. Afriyie explained that even though the country ...

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East Africa: Irrigation Farming ‘Only Way to Food Security’

By Alawi Masare Dar es Salaam — As Tanzania grapples with delayed rains that are certain to adversely affect agriculture, new analyses tout increased investment in irrigation as a solution to food insecurity. Tanzania generates its food mostly through rain-fed ...

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It’s Premature to Access Afriyie Akoto- PFAG

By Joyce Bedeley: It’s yet too early to make a certain pronouncement bordering on whether the new agric minister, Dr. Owusu Akoto Afriyie can deliver or not – this is according to the group, peasant farmers association of Ghana. Programmes ...

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Audio: FDA Sets Eagle Eye on Palm Oil Consumption

By Joyce Bedeley: Eastern regional Director of The Food and Drugs Authority has revealed to Rite news that it has taken steps to monitor palm oil used for cooking in schools in the Eastern region and the entire region by ...

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Upper Manya Farmers Threaten Mayhem on Fulani Herdsmen

The Dadematse (divisional chief) of Brepong, a farming community in the Upper Manya Krobo district of the Eastern region has sent a strong caution to security authorities to either take a decisive step in curbing the rampant invasion by Fulani ...

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Value Chain Responsible For Post-Harvest Loses

By Joyce Bedeley: Vice president of the Ghana National Association Of Farmers And Fishermen, GNAFF, Mr. John Dziwornu has been expressing strong reservations about the sorry story of post-harvest loses which most farmers are forced to endure in several parts ...

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Rite FM Gears Up For RAF 2017

By Joyce Bedeley: With about a few months to the second edition of Rite FM’s flagship program, the Rite Agri-Forum, organizers of the event are already bracing up for a successful 2017 event. The forum which seeks to provide a ...

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GNAFF Backs In-Coming Agric Minister

By Joyce Bedeley: Vice president of the Ghana National Association of Fishers and Fishermen has been explaining to rite news on what informed their decision to lend their support and backing to the in-coming minister of food and agriculture. This ...

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Ghana to Become Food Basket – Agric Minister-Designate Assures

Food and Agricultural minister nominee, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto has expressed his confidence in turning the country into a food basket for the West African sub-region. The minister-designate who was speaking during his vetting on Tuesday when he appeared before ...

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Adhere To Strict Sanitary Conditions – WIAD Director

By Prince Paul Amuzu: The Director for Women in Agricultural Development, WIAD in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Department of Agric, Madam Hilda Huadzi has advised livestock farmers to adhere to proper sanitary conditions in order to add additional value ...

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