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Ghana Institute of Engineers supports SADA

Ghana Institute of Engineers has started a partnership programme with the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA), to harness local and indigenous knowledge, expertise, opportunities and investment to improve the quality of life of Ghanaians.   The partnership seeks to bring ...

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Korea Republic supports fisheries sector

  The Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries of the Republic of Korea has presented two vehicles and some items valued at $100,000 to the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MOFAD).   The items included 20 laptops and accessories, five ...

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CSIR harvests fourth batch of genetically modified rice

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has harvested its fourth batch of genetically-modified (GM) rice cultivated at Nobewam in the Ashanti Region for confined field trials (CFTs).   The rice project, dubbed “NEWEST”, started in April 2013 after ...

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FSG to challenge Bt cowpeas in court

Food Sovereignty Ghana (FSG), a food advocacy group, says it would go to court to challenge the commercialisation of Bt cow peas.   Mr Raswad Nkrabea, Deputy Chairperson of FSG who gave the hint said it would be the first ...

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Bishop Charges Gov’t …To Pay Attention to Agric Sector

Source: New Crusading GUIDE Bishop Philip Ackam Newman of Macedonia Prayer Ministry International at Amasaman in the Greater Accra Region has made a passionate appeal to government to pay serious attention to Agric sector especially by resuscitating all the state farms. ...

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Farmers call for military help to stem cocoa smuggling

The Volta Regional branch of the Cocoa, Coffee and Sheanut Farmers Association has called for the deployment of a military task force to check the smuggling of cocoa from the region to Togo.   It said the perpetrators carried out ...

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Ghana will meet cocoa production targets, says LBC

  Licensed buying companies say the business of cocoa purchases was generally slow in 2014.   The industry players are however optimistic business will pick up gradually before closure of the main crop season.   “When you have a bounty ...

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Youth farmers brighten cocoa industry’s prospects

About 13,000 young persons, between the ages of 18 and 40, have gone into cocoa farming in the Central, Ashanti, Eastern and Western regions, raising optimism among industry stakeholders that cocoa farming will not remain the preserve of the aged. ...

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Inadequate irrigation facilities affecting dry season farming- Farmer

Mr. Lemuel Quarshie, 2012 National Best farmer has appealed to government to construct more dams at all farming areas, nationwide. This he said would increase food production and food security. RITE FM News in an interview with Mr. Quarshie noted ...

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Ayensu Starch not meeting production targets

The Ayensu Starch Company failed to produce the expected 4,000 metric tons of starch for Guinness Company Limited by June 2014.   The Company is further expected to produce an additional 10,000 tons June 2015 when it could not even ...

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