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Agric Insurance Offers Risk Mitigation to Farmers

Experts say insurance should be part of any risk management strategy. However, the agricultural sector is susceptible to many challenges. Uncertainties in weather conditions which subsequently affects farms yields and the of lack of access to capital and farm inputs, ...

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‘Planting for food and jobs’ to create 750, 000 jobs – Ofori-Atta

Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta says government seeks to create about 750,000 direct and indirect jobs with the yet-to-be launched ‘planting for food and jobs campaign initiative. Delivering the 2017 budget statement in Parliament today [Thursday], Mr. Ofori-Atta said government will ...

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Biblical Ofori-Atta tags ‘5-loaves-2-fishes’ budget ‘Asempa Budget’

Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta was on the floor of Parliament on Thursday, March 2 to deliver the 2017 budget statement and economic policy of government. In what was strewn with Biblical references, Mr Ofori-Atta’s budget delivery called on all hands ...

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ADVANCE, USAID ups agricultural opportunities in Ghana.

ADVANCE, USAID ups effort to boost agricultural opportunities in Ghana. Despite the sluggish progress, challenges that limit the Agricultural sector from realizing it full potential remains paramount, and yet to be dealt with. The northern part of the country with ...

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FDA closes down Piccadilly factory

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has closed down the ware house of Piccadilly Biscuit Limited after the Authority found that the site was invaded with weevils. The FDA has also suspended production at the factory. Speaking in an interview ...

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Komenda Sugar factory needs GHS6m resume production – Minister

Central Region Minister, Kwamena Duncan, has revealed the Komenda Sugar Factory requires a minimum working capital of GHS6 million before production it can begin producing sugar. Briefing the media on the state of the Central Region on Monday, the Minister ...

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Agriculture to Assist in SA’s GDP Growth – Treasury

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is set to play a crucial role in the growth of the country’s gross domestic product, according to the 2017 Budget Speech. In his speech Gordhan said focused support on labour-intensive sectors, including ...

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MoFA to entice cocoa farmers with grants to cut down diseased trees

The Minister of Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie-Akoto, has said the government will compensate cocoa farmers whose trees will be cut down as a result of the swollen shoot disease. The minister said the grants would serve as motivation for the ...

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‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ to begin with GHc 560m cost

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Government’s flagship agriculture policy, “Planting for Food and Jobs” will begin with a cost GHc 560 million. This is according to the Minister for Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, who said 200,000 farmers have already ...

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Government will revamp agric sector to attract youth – Prez Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed his government’s resolve to make the agricultural sector attractive to encourage the youth to go into farming. In line with that objective, he said a national campaign, dubbed: “Planting for food and jobs”, ...

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