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Gov’t, IFAD inject $1.13 million to boost agriculture

Ghana government and the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) have injected $1.13 million to boost the agric sector. The funding is meant for the implementation of a six-year pro-poor programme dubbed the Ghana Agriculture Sector Investment Programme (GASIP). With ...

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COCOBOD confident of achieving 850,000m/t target

Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod) says it is confident that it will achieve its targetted output for the 2015-2016 crop-year harvest target of 850,000 metric tonnes, though the harmattan weather conditions at the beginning of this year impacted negatively on farming ...

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Government intensifies fight against pair trawling

The Government has adopted security measures to halt pair trawling along the territorial waters of Ghana to protect the fishing industry. In line with this, the Ministry of Fisheries has directed the Fisheries Enforcement Unit (FEU) made up of personnel ...

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2 million cocoa seedlings for Ashanti farmers

The Cocoa Health Extension Division (CHED) of Cocobod is to begin free distribution of 10.2 million high-yielding and disease-resistant cocoa seedlings to farmers across the Ashanti Region. Mr. Godfred Oduro-Baah, the Regional Technical Manager of the Division, said this would ...

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MoFA invests in food, cash crop production

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) is to invest in the development of selected cash and food crops, as well as horticultural products, for processing and export to ensure food security in the country. The cash crops are cashew, ...

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Investors urged to take advantage of cassava

Ghana produces about 16 million metric tonnes of cassava, of which 11 million tonnes is available for consumption. Out of the figure only four million tonnes is being consumed leaving more than seven million tonnes as surplus. This was made ...

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SSNIT, COCOBOD others likely to buy adb shares

Some state institutions are likely to purchase shares in the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) when the Initial Public Offer (IPO) resumes. The bank is to re-launch its IPO for preferred anchor investors. This is because the IPO which ended in ...

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US supports palm oil producers to mechanise

An eleven thousand US Dollar-Oil Palm Extraction project, sponsored by the US Government, has been inaugurated at Asekesu, a farming community, and its neighbours, in the New Juaben Municipality. The project, which is under the US Ambassador Self Help Project, ...

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Gov’t seeks investment in rice sector

The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Alhaji Mohammed Muniru Limuna has called for increased investment to boost the production of rice. Mr. Limuna made the call yesterday during an interaction with the media in Accra on the performance of the ...

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Gov’t rolls out programme to boost cashew production

The Ministry of Trade and Industry says it is collaborating with the private sector to roll out a programme to boost cashew production in the country. A director at the Trade Department of the Ministry, Kwesi Ofori Antwi, disclosed on ...

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