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Lower Manya Mango Farmers Under Siege From Fulani Invasion

Chairman for the Lower Manya Association of Mango Farmers in the Eastern region, Mr. Edward Amanor has cried foul about the activities of Fulani herdsmen whom he accused of destroying their crops and thus putting them in a huge debt. ...

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Dry Weather Has Been Costly

Mr. Jeremiah Nuettey Teye, an Extension Officer of the Department of Agric with the Yilo Krobo Municipal Assembly who also doubles as a plant doctor said the dry season has increased their cost of production for the year. Speaking on ...

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Rice farmers cry foul

Local rice producers have warned they will lose out massively on benefits of the ECOWAS Common External Tariff to the rice industry if efforts are not aimed at resolving challenges confronting them. Rice importation to Ghana still attracts a twenty ...

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Severe harmattan cuts cocoa output

The General Agriculture Workers Union (GAWU) has revealed that the 2015/16 cocoa season may yet face another decrease in production due to the prolonged harmattan season which kills cocoa flowers before they grow into pods. In the 2014/15 season, a ...

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Gov’t moves to incorporate organic fertiliser in agriculture

A stakeholders’ consultative meeting has been held for compost and organic fertiliser producers in Accra, as part of the government’s moves to incorporate organic fertiliser in the fertiliser subsidy programme for farmers. The one-day meeting, held on Monday by the ...

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KNUST develops cassava harvester

The Agricultural Engineering Department of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) has developed a special cassava harvester designed to enhance the mechanisation of root and tuber crops cultivation, particularly cassava and yam. The device ‘Tek Mechanical Cassava ...

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We Can’t Sacrifice Crop Farming For Livestock – Bisiw

Deputy Minister of agric in charge of livestock, Dr Hanna Bisiw has made it clear that farming consists of the rearing of animals and crop production and they all deserve equal attention. The deputy minister who was speaking on the ...

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VRA Responds To Calls To Clear Aquatic Weeds

In what appears to be evidence of what pertains in radio parlance as ‘radio gets results,’ the Volta River Authority seems to have heeded the cause championed by the Mobilizing Action Towards Agricultural Sector Improvement’s ‘Feed the Future Platform,’ on ...

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Food Scientist Endorses Fish Farming For The Youth

Farming which invariably is categorized into fish farming, crop production as well as livestock farming has long been the back-bone of Ghana’s economy. But that is not all as it has also solidly served as the source of employment for ...

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National Security Dragging Feet On Fulani Issue – Kontihene

Following a recent spate of bloodshed and destruction between Fulani herdsmen and indigenes of Agogo in the Ashanti region, Kontihene for the Agogo traditional area in an interview with Rite news has lamented about the fact that it has taken ...

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