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India funds agricultural mechanisation in Ghana

In yet another sign of its growing influence across Africa, India has provided Ghana with $150-million line of credit to support the implementation of an Agricultural Mechanisation Service Centre (AMSEC) projects intended to provide farmers all over the country with ...

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70,000 Euros to boost agriculture in the Brong-Ahafo Region

The University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) in partnership with University of Molise in Italy, and Guru University in Uganda are implementing 70,000 -Euro project to improve agriculture productivity. The three-year project dubbed: “Strengthening innovations and technology dissemination for ...

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MOFA recommends new maize varieties

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) has recommended two new hybrid maize seeds suitable for improved yields and productivity. It said the Abontem and Omankwa, varieties of seeds have high disease resistance, and favourable for all weather patterns. Mr ...

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Mahama: Ghana striving to be net rice producer

  President John Mahama has said Ghana is still striving to become a net producer of rice so as to reduce the amount of rice imported from outside.   He told Ghanaians in Germany Tuesday that: “We are investing to ...

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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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