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We Need Investors At This Level- Rice Farmer Catherine Norvisie

Story By: Zigi Reginald Mawuli: Catherine Norvisie, a rice farmer at Akuse in the Lower Manya Municipality on Saturday, May 21, 2016, told reporters of Rite 90.1 Fm during a field visit to rice farms that, the level of local ...

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Challenges Rectified after the AEA’s/Farmers Engagement

Story By: Elizabeth Frimpong: The Chairperson of people’s Education at Asuogyaman in the Eastern Region of Ghana, Mr. Samuel Asante on Tuesday May 24, 2016 has revealed some of the challenges the farmers are going through after the Agric Extension ...

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We Need Investors At This Level- Rice Farmer Catherine Norvisie

Story By: Zigi Reginald Mawuli: Catherine Norvisie, a rice farmer at Akuse in the Lower Manya Municipality on Saturday, May 21, 2016, told reporters of Rite 90.1 Fm during a field visit to rice farms that, the level of local ...

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Safeway saga: W/R investors reject July repayment plan

Aggrieved investors of Safeway Tilapia Corporative in the Western Region, have kicked against a decision by a new management of the company to start refunding their investments in July 2016, describing the move as “unrealistic and a ploy to shut ...

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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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