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Traders call for total ban of rice importation

The Small Scale Rice Dealers Association of Ghana (SSRIDA-GH), at the weekend, asked the Ministry of Trade and Industry to ensure an outright ban of rice importation.   It said the ban on inland rice importation is not only having ...

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Amenfi farmers accuse COCOBOD officials of corruption

Cocoa farmers in the Wassa Amenfi West District of the Western Region are accusing some officers of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) of massive corruption in the distribution of fertilizer to farmers.   They are alleging that some COCOBOD officials ...

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Spio Woos Investors to Cocoa Sector

Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Minister of Trade and Industry, has emphasised the importance of cocoa to the economy of Ghana, and requested Mondelex International of Belgium to strengthen their operations in Ghana, by focusing on the entire value chain in the ...

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Ghana vegetables farmers complying with international standards – Initiative

Vegetable farmers in Ghana producing for export and export companies are increasingly complying with quality and safety standards in line with international market requirements, a study by GhanaVeg has confirmed. The study dubbed: “GhanaVeg Vegetable Business Opportunities in Ghana: 2014”, ...

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Ghana’s GM cowpea completes second year of trial

Ghana’s Confined Field Trial (CFT) for genetically modified cowpea, has successfully completed its second year with one more year to go.   The Bt cowpea, developed by Savannah Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research ...

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Am Disappointed In Christian Council-Nana Oboadie

Am disappointed in Christian Council for remaining silence on the state of Agriculture in the Country, Nana oboadie has said Nana Oboadie opambour Bonsu Boateng, whom is the Acting Youth organizer the Ghana National Association of Farmers and Fishermen (GNAFF) ...

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Mahama announces $450m package for cocoa roads rehabilitation

President John Mahama has announced a 450-million-dollar package for the rehabilitation of roads in cocoa-growing areas in the country. The amount which will be released in three installments of 150 million dollars annually will be used to finance selected roads ...

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Farmers embrace new fertiliser technique

Rice farmers in Dadome, near Adidome, have embraced a new fertiliser application technology which is helping them to save cost while enhancing yield. The Urea Deep Placement (UDP) technology of fertiliser application involves the placement of super granule fertilisers known ...

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E/R SMALL SCALE FARMES TO BE EXPANDED-ANTWI BOSIAKO-SEKYERE

The Eastern Regional Minister has revealed to Rite FM the intentions of his outfit to help small scale farmers in the region to expand their farms to commercial farming Hon Antwi Bosiako-Sekyere mentioned that about 60% of the working population ...

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Savannah Agricultural Research Institution calls for immediate ban on rice importation

The Savannah Agricultural Research Institute at Nyankpala in the Northern Region is calling for an immediate a ban on the importation of rice into the country. The institute which is under the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research recently announced ...

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