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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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North industrial area enclave dying due to bad road

Accra’s Light Industrial Area otherwise known as North Industrial Area which used to buzz with so much activity is now almost dead. This is due to the very bad nature of the main road that runs through the area and ...

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Nigeria Now Second Largest Producer of Rice in the World – Govt

By Andrew Essien The Federal government has stated that because of the conscientious efforts of the President Muhammdu Buhari-led administration, the country has just achieved the record of being the second largest producer of rice in the world. It also ...

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Ghana must process 50 percent of Cocoa – CEO COCOBOD

The Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Mr. Joseph Boahen Aidoo has expressed optimism that Ghana can reap huge benefits from its cocoa products by increasing local consumption and the annual output of the product. According to him, ...

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IMF has agreed to 1-district, 1-factory project – Osafo-Marfo

The Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo-Marfo, has said that government and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have reached an agreement for government to roll out its ‘one district, one factory project’ as part of the review of the Extended Credit Facility ...

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195 cassava farmers receive improved planting materials

The Food and Agriculture Ministry has scaled up the effort to substantially increase cassava production in the Kwahu South District. It has through the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP), supplied improved planting materials to farmers in the area. Mr. ...

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Airtel, Jaarno partner to make online purchase of homegrown foodstuff convenient

Airtel, the Smartphone Network has partnered premier digital foodstuff marketing and distribution company, Jaarno to offer Airtel’s high value customers the convenience of shopping for locally grown food items online at a discount. With this partnership, Airtel Premier customers will ...

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