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Cassava processors advised to improve handling practices

The Ghana Australia Alumni Association (G3A), has held a capacity building programme for 50 cassava processors from Ada East and Ada West to improve handling practices. The cassava processors were taken through improved ways of processing cassava and its products, ...

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Group petitions Parliament on Plant Breeders Bill

Scientists, farmers and other stakeholders supporting poverty reduction and agricultural improvement in Ghana, have submitted a petition to the Speaker of Parliament to reactivate the passage of the Plant Breeders Bill (PBB), which is on hold. According to the petitioners ...

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Farmers to benefit from digitized soil information service

The Ghana Soil Information Service has been formed to provide soil information electronically. Information will be available through ICT and digital maps to farmers and other end users. The initiative, funded by Bill and Melinda Gates foundation will help address ...

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‘Don’t blame brewery industries for Cassava shortage’

Industries that use cassava as a raw material for production are debunking assertions that they are the cause of the shortage of the crop for domestic users. There is an astronomical increase in the price of cassava due to its ...

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Ghana now imports plantain – Nana Addo

The 2016 Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo is blaming the decline of the agriculture sector on the import of foreign food produce by NDC government. According to Nana Addo, the agric sector has ...

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AYNAT encourages youth to venture into agric

The African Youth Network for Agricultural Transformation (AYNAT) has held a youth policy dialogue aimed at encouraging the youth to see agriculture as a life-long occupation. The forum brought together more than 70 participants to empower them to go into ...

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US$113 million agric project launche

A US$113million Ghana Sector Investment Programme (GASIP) to promote and scale-up agricultural value chains in the country has been launched in Tamale. The six-year project funded by the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) – a United Nations Food Agency ...

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GAWU warns of food shortage due to poor weather pattern

The General Agriculture Workers Union (GAWU) has warned that Ghana may experience shortage of foodstuff if pragmatic measures are not taken to develop irrigation farms due to changes in the weather pattern. A large part of Ghana’s agriculture sector depends ...

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Agricultural project to enhance farmers’ income

Mr Roy Ayariga, the National Coordinator of the Ghana Agricultural Sector Investment Programme (GASIP), says the project would promote different crop varieties that would help farmers increase production and their incomes on sustainable basis. The project would guide farmers to ...

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Stakeholders urge more sensitivity on Climate Change in Ghana

Stakeholders have urged Ghana to develop more sensitivity on Climate Change and build the country’s resilience towards it. Speaking on the sides of the launching of Ghana’s Climate Innovation Center (CNC), the stakeholders believed a lot more needed to be ...

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