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Watermelon glut: farmers losing 60% of produce

Some 4000 watermelon farmers in the Dangme East district of the Greater Accra region are recording a whopping 60% loss of their produce as a result of lack of ready market, an Agric Extension Officer for the district has said. ...

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Shortage of Maize on Local Markets: Blame Bad Roads for Deficiency

Maize sellers at the Asesewa market in the Upper Manya Krobo district in the Eastern region are attributing the shortage of the commodity to bad roads leading to most farming communities in the district. The traders who spoke in an ...

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Drivers in Upper Manya Urge Government to Prioritize Road Construction of Farming Communities in the District

Drivers plying roads of most farming communities in the Upper Manya Krobo district are at their wits end from bad roads. The farmers who ply most roads linking the farming communities to the market centers have explained that the poor ...

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Watermelon Sellers at Agomanya Market Record Low Sales despite Glut

Watermelon sellers at the Agomanya Market in the Eastern region say they are making losses in their businesses despite a bumper harvest of the commodity. The women say the produce is rotting away on the market and in farms as ...

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Market Queens Dictating Market Prices for Farmers Unfortunate – GNAFF Chairman

Most of the country’s farmers continue to be shortchanged in the sale of their farm produce by most patrons of their produce including middle market queens who dictate the prices of their produce. Eastern regional Chairman of the Ghana National ...

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Traders at Agomanya Market Attribute Rising Yam Prices to Bad Roads

Yam sellers at the Agomanya market in the Eastern Region have attributed the increases in their farm produce to bad roads leading to the farming communities from where they purchase the commodity. According to the farmers, most of who transport ...

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Agriculture Remains an Employment Opportunity for Graduates – Entrepreneur

The country’s unemployed graduates should consider taking up a career in farming as worthy employment alternatives instead of chasing unrealistic jobs – this is according to seasoned entrepreneur and farmer, Mr. Kwame Offei. According to Mr. Offei, graduates and the ...

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Herbal Doctor Pushes For Factories for Medicinal Plants

Government has been called upon to focus its lenses on the processing of medicinal plants in the implementation of government’s flagship programs. According to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Nhyiraba Afoakwa Herbal Centre at Atwima Trede in the Ashanti ...

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Gari Remains One of Ghana’s Most Important Staple Foods – CEO

Madam Khadijah Benewaa who is the CEO of Halkhab Agro Processing Farm has expressed confidence in gari assuming a role as one of Ghana’s most important staple foods. According to her, this can however only be achieved if processors subscribe ...

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Maize, Pona Make significant gains; Tomato, others drop in prices

Some crop commodities have made appreciable price gains across the country while prices of other commodities dropped sharply. In the latest food commodity price index released by Esoko Ghana Limited, white maize and pona (yam) made increments of 7.63% and ...

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