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Counterfeiting, illegal trade of agri-inputs causing financial loss to farmers – Minister

Counterfeiting, and the illegal trade of agricultural inputs in Ghana is causing financial loss to farmers, the Deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture, George Oduro has said. He said the trend has assumed unimaginable proportions causing great financial loss to ...

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Fishermen applaud Chairman for steady supply of premix fuel 

Fishermen in the country’s coastal zones have expressed confidence in the Management put in place to distribute and manage premix fuel. The Fishermen in Central, Western, Greater Accra and the Volta Regions, have given high marks to the National Premix ...

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Cocoa Farmers Demand Their Monies; Give PBC A Month To Pay

Some aggrieved cocoa farmers at Annorkrom in the Bia-West District of the Western Region, have asked the Produce Buying Company (PBC) to facilitate the immediate payment for their cocoa beans it purchased some months back. They have thus given the ...

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US pledges $38 million to support Ghana’s Agricultural sector

The United States Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson, says the US will provide 38 million dollars to support Ghana’s Agricultural sector to promote the production of Cashew, Cocoa and Cereals. He said a further 70 million dollars is being invested ...

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Infographic: Planting for Food & Jobs; figures to note as project takes off

The Akufo-Addo administration launched the “Planting for Food and Jobs” programme this month [ April], with the view of transforming Ghana’s agriculture sector. The Planting for Food and Jobs is expected to be rolled out in all 216 districts across ...

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African small-scale farmers to benefit from ecosystem initiative

The integrated Financial and Commodities Ecosystem (FinComEco) on Monday launched an initiative aimed at driving improvements in food security, economic diversity and financial inclusion through a socially responsible commercial delivery partnership. The goal is a sustainable and increasing improvement in ...

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US$900,000 project to lift women farmers out of poverty

Two hundred (200) cocoa growing communities across five districts in the Western Region are to benefit from a US$900,000 three-year project, designed to lift women farmers out of poverty and improve child’s social protection. The beneficiary districts are Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai, Sefwi-Wiawso, ...

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ADB Supports “Planting for Food and Jobs” program with ¢450m

The Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) has announced a total of GH450 million to support the government’s “Planting for Food and Jobs” program and other initiatives under the Agric sector. The fund, according to the Managing Director of the Bank, Daniel ...

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Armyworms invade cocoa farms in Ejisu-Juabeng municipality

Armyworms have invaded several cocoa farms in the Ejisu-Juaben municipality in the Ashanti region. The affected farmers say the application of pesticides to control the disease have not worked as it continues to spread to other farms. The farms are ...

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Coconuts Spots in Accra on the Rise

Coconut selling is a trade most Ghanaian youth are familiar with. The trade in recent times has become one of the fast growing fruits trade in the country which many have cashed in and made it a full time business ...

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