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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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CRI trains yam farmers on new techniques

A field day has been organised for yam farmers selected from Ejura and surrounding communities to educate them on new techniques to help improve their production.   It formed part of activities of a five-year yam agronomy research project being ...

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Police avert clash between farmers and Fulani herdsmen at Agogo

The Ashanti Regional Police Command has intervened to avert a possible clash between farmers at Asante-Akyem Agogo and some Fulani herdsmen in the area over the use of land for farming and cattle rearing.   The farmers had threatened to ...

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Farmers should pay their own Social Security – Farmer Nelson

A former Agric officer and Agro-Chemical Dealer, Farmer Nelson has asked farmers to pay their own social security without waiting for government to take the initiative because it’s their own responsibility. Mr. Nelson Asiedu also known as farmer Nelson made ...

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Ghana’s agriculture sector gets $150,000 insurance grant from USAID

The Ghana Agricultural Insurance Pool (GAIP) received the $150,000 grant from the USAID-Financing Ghanaian Agriculture Project (USAID-FinGAP) to enable GAIP to offer, market, and sell insurance products to agribusinesses and financial institutions in Ghana, a press release from the donors ...

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Ghanaian Farmers do not see farming as business- Lecturer

A lecturer of Agricultural and Economic Business at the University of Ghana (Lagon), Dr.Irene Egyir has noted that Ghanaian farmers do not recognize farming as business, hence they do small scale farming, most of the farmers are Peasant farmers, she ...

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