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Government aims to achieve home grown seed industry

Government has re-affirmed its preference to achieve a home grown seed industry to support national agricultural plans to ensure increased productivity, Dr Ahmed Yakubu Alhassan, Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture said on Thursday. Dr Alhassan noted that as soon ...

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Peasant farmers urged not to abandon farming

Miss Victoria Adongo, a Programme Coordinator of the Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG), on Thursday urged peasant farmers, especially young farmers in the Western Region, not to abandon their farms and fishing, for menial jobs in the oil industry. ...

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The use of quality seeds can help achieve food security- SEEDPAG

The President of Seed Producers Association of Ghana (SEEDPAG) Mr. Patrick Appollah has said that apart from all factors involved in Agricultural production, the use of quality or certified seed as well as its availability , accessibility and affordability is ...

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Zoomlion Ghana to start large-scale farming in V/R

Zoomlion Ghana Limited and the Jospong Group of Companies are to initiate large-scale farming in the Volta Region this year. Already, the company has acquired land at Adaklu, Ho, Jasikan, Kadjebi and Hohoe for the agricultural project. In an interview ...

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Ghana to distribute 25 million cocoa seedlings to farmers in the B/A region

The government is to supply 25 million cocoa seedlings to farmers in the Brong-Ahafo Region. In addition, it will also provide the farmers with thousands of fertilizers, and other agric inputs free of charge in the 2015 cocoa season. Mr ...

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11 farmers affected by AngloGold Ashanti operations

Eleven farmers at Akrofuom, near Obuasi, in the Adansi South District in the Ashanti Region have called on the government to intervene in the impasse between them and AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) Ghana Limited over compensation. While the farmers claim AGA ...

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Govt asked to develop strategy for small-scale farmers

The Ghana Trade and Livelihood Coalition (GTLC), a trade and agriculture advocacy, research and practice organisation, has called on government to develop a clear strategy of support for small scale farmers, especially women and the youth. Such assistance should include ...

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Agric sector requires action not talk – GAWU

The government needs to redefine the role of agriculture in its national development agenda in order to address the challenges that globalisation brings to the sector, the General Agricultural Workers’ Union (GAWU) of the Trades Union Congress, has said. The ...

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Mango farmers advised to protect their farms

The second National best Farmer for the year 2012, has advised mango farmers to protect their farms to enable them have good yield. Mr. Enoch Teye in an interview with RITE FM, noted that farmers should do a continuous weeding ...

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India gives Ghana $150m line of credit for agriculture

The government of India has given Ghana a $150 million line of credit to support the country’s agriculture sector, according to a report by the Indo-Asian News Service. According to the report, the fund would go to support the implementation ...

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