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World Toilet Day (WTD) 2018 – most homes in Yilo Krobo without toilet facilities

More than 70% of homes visited by Rite News on Monday to assess the availability of toilet facilities for domestic use has uncovered rather disappointing findings. The visit which falls in line with this year’s World Toilet Day discovered that ...

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Government to launch Rearing for Food and Jobs programme

The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta, has disclosed that the country spends billions of dollars on food imports every year. He revealed during his 2019 budget presentation in Parliament on Thursday that the country has spent over $2 billion every ...

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Sack agric minister or we feed our cocoa to pigs – Concerned Farmers

President of the concerned farmers association of Ghana Nana Opambuor Oboadee Osei Bonsu II says farmers of the association will feed their cocoa produce to pigs if sector minister for agriculture is not sacked. An agitated Nana Oboadee who gave ...

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Rice farmers chase government for insurance cover

Rice farmers across the country are calling on government to roll out insurance policy covers for rice farmers to enhance the future of its members. According to the farmers, this is long overdue as they also invest their best to ...

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Somanya: retailers of pure water unwilling to sell at 30p

Most retailers of sachet water though highly expectant of the increases in the bags of sachet water and a subsequent reflection in the unit cost to consumers to make the difference in their investments are however doubtful of the purchasing ...

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Ghana does not risk violating patent rights on GMOs – OFAB

The Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) Ghana has in a press release allayed fears that Ghana risks violating patent rights in its quest to produce genetically modified organisms if it goes ahead to pursue the technology. Director of Programmes at ...

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Boost for farmers – President launches commodity platform

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo yesterday rang the bell to launch the Ghana Commodity Exchange (GCE), a platform for buying and selling agricultural commodities in the country. The platform, which is the first in West Africa and the third in ...

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CSIR-SARI introduces new improved hybrid cotton varieties

The Savannah Agricultural Research Institute of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-SARI) has introduced new and improved hybrid cotton varieties, in an effort to revamp the country’s cotton industry. The new seed variety, which has been released to farmers, ...

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National farmers and fishermen award winners launch strategy document

The National Farmers and Fishermen Award Winners Association of Ghana, in a bid to rebrand itself and re-align its vision to buttress the agricultural agenda of the government, has launched a strategy document. The document, detailing the roadmap which would ...

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Winners, finalists of KIC Agritech Challenge benefit from $500,000

Kosmos Energy on Thursday announced the winners of the Kosmos Innovation Center (KIC) 2018 AgriTech Challenge, a business competition where young entrepreneurs use innovation and information communication technology (ICT) to develop commercial solutions to challenges within the agriculture sector. More ...

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