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Private sector is being encouraged to invest in Agriculture-Agric minister

The Deputy Minister in charge of crops at the ministry of food and agriculture (MOFA) Hon. Amed Alhassan yakibu has said that, government is encouraging the private sector to invest in agriculture development. According to him, the Navorongo Nasia valley ...

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VEPEAG President Says Vegetable farming is a business not a game

The president of Vegetables Producers and Exporters Association of Ghana, Mr. Joseph Tonto has said that, now, farming is not one’s life style but a business  and you must have a vision, a plan and also have in mind that, ...

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Over 5,400 households to benefit from CAD 8m food security project

The Canadian Cooperative Association, in partnership with SEND-GHANA, Credit Union Association of Ghana (CUA), project beneficiaries and stakeholders is implementing a 5 year (2013 – 2017) Food Security through Co-operatives in Northern Ghana (FOSTERING) project. The 8,032,149 Canadian Dollar project ...

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Poultry dealers in Ghana threaten to boycott local chicken products

Wholesalers and retailers of local poultry products in Accra have threatened to boycott the local chicken products from Ghana Broiler Project (GHABROP). poultry packaging They criticized what they claimed as “poor packaging, branding and inconsistency” of the GHABROP chicken products. ...

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Gov’t presents 2013 Best Farmer equipment to enhance his farming activities

The Ashanti Regional Minister Samuel Sarpong has defended the termination of the contract between government and the defunct Cocoa Spraying Gangs and given to the Agricultural Extension Agents of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture was the step in the ...

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Smallholder farmers want EDAIF requirements relaxed

Smallholder farmers say the requirements for accessing the Export Development and Agricultural Investment Fund (EDAIF) are too bureaucratic, thereby making it extremely difficult for them to enjoy fruit from the Fund. According to the farmers EDAIF is unfriendly to the ...

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Member of Parliament calls for end to light fishing

The Member of Parliament for Bortianor/Ngleshie Amanfro, Mr Bright Demordzie, has appealed to fishermen to desist from using illegal methods of fishing. Mr Demordzi, a member of the Select Committee on Food and Agriculture and Cocoa Affairs, said this at ...

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USAID Ghana trains Media Practitioners on Agricultural reporting

The USAID Ghana has asked media practitioners in across the country to tone down on the political issues and champion the course of pertinent issues that affect the ordinary Ghanaian especially agriculture. According to the USAID, even though agriculture is ...

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Leave our lands alone, Tamale vegetable growers cry

Vegetable farmers in the Northern Region have expressed concern over rampant acquisition of green belts in the Tamale metropolis. The vegetable farmers say government needs to intervene as they are losing their farm lands, and by extension their means of ...

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Cocoa farmers to receive seedlings to replant old farms

More than 50 million seedlings are to be distributed this year to cocoa farmers to boost the production and harvest of cocoa. Out of the figure, cocoa farmers in the Eastern Region would receive 5,252,628 seedlings which are to be ...

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