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MOFA to Employ 2700 Extension Officers – Chief Director

Chief Director for the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Mr. Robert P. Ankobiah has disclosed to Rite News that the Directorate will soon employ about 2,700 Extension Officers to boost the discharge of extension services in the country. Mr. Ankobiah ...

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Delay In Accessing Improved Seeds a Concern to Farmers

The Chairman for the Lower Manya Farmers’ Award Winners Association, Mr. Samuel Ohipeni on Monday expressed worry over the delay in accessing improved seeds and fertilizers from the various agric departments. Mr. Samuel Ohipeni said the delay encountered by farmers ...

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Late Start of Rains: Farmers Express Concern

Mr. Glastone Tetteh, patron of the Ogome Dawa district farmers association has lamented that the major season has been a failure for their farming activities following what he describes as the late start of the rains. The Ghana Meteorological Agencies ...

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Mango Farmers Call For Mass Spraying To Control BBS

Mango farmers in the Asuogyaman district of the Eastern region are calling for a mass spraying of mango farms in the district to ward off further attacks by the BBS disease. The call by the farmers arises out of the ...

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Poor Farmer, Extension Officer Ratio Tops Concerns of Farmers at 1D1RAF

Farmers in the Asuogyaman district have added their voices to calls on government to address the huge gap between the number of agricultural extension officers (AEO) in the country and the number of farmers needing their services. Director of Agriculture ...

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Leaf Miner Invasion: “No Cause for Alarm” – Yilo Agric Director Allays Fears

The Agriculture Director of the Yilo Krobo Municipality, Mr. Daniel Oduro, is allaying fears of farmers over a possible invasion of the tomato leaf miner in the municipality. The agric director said farmers should not panic about the disease which ...

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“Farmers’ Empowerment Key to Wean them of Government Support” – Best Maize Farmer

2016 National Best Maize Farmer, Mr. Kofi Vinyor is calling on farmers to be more responsible in carrying out their duties as farmers rather than depending on the government. Rather, he believes farmers must plan for everything needed to enlarge ...

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Nkurakan Pineapple Growers Deprived Of Export Opportunities

The Secretary for the Power Pineapple Growers Association at Dodowa in the Greater Accra Region, Mr. Daniel Dogbey has expressed worry about the association’s current inability to export its produce. Mr. Dogbey, a pineapple farmer with the group in an ...

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Chinese Fishing Company Polluting Volta Lake – Residents of Asutsuare Bare Teeth

The health of residents of some communities in Asutsuare in the Greater Accra Region is at risk owing to the apathy of the Environmental Protection energy to confront China Fujian Fishing Ghana Limited, a Chinese fishing company operating on the ...

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Nkurakan Vegetable Farmers under Threat from Pest Infestation

Vegetable farmers at Nkurakan are hard at work. Not only do they help to feed a nation that contains 29 million people – but they also produce varieties of crops. However their productivity is threatened by pests that can ruin ...

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