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Asuogyaman District Assembly to Establish Fish Processing Factory

The Business Advisory Office of the Asuogyaman District Assembly (ADA) has declared its readiness to set up a fish processing factory alongside a feed production center in the district. The establishment is expected to safeguard fisher folks in the Asuogyaman ...

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Tamale hosts 8th National Food and Agriculture Fair

FAGRO has commenced the 2017 National Food and Agriculture Show at the Tamale Sports Stadium Tuesday 26, September under the theme: Creating Jobs in Agriculture, Northern Region in Focus, Rite FM  has learnt. The five-day fair was scheduled to span between ...

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Learn to store your farm produce to enhance your bargaining power – Expert

Farmers across the country always complain of limited market or poor prices for their farm produce especially harvest seasons. Dr.  Shadrack Amposah, Agriculture Engineer at Crop Research Institute in the Ashanti Region under the Center for Scientific and Research Institute ...

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Komkomba Yam Farmers Association protests over poor market

The chairman of the Komkomba Yam Farmers Association in Asamkitua in the Akuapim North District of the Eastern Region has expressed dissatisfaction over low market for their yam after harvest. According to Mr. Moyam Beyie, the association is made up ...

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Banks accused for their low support to farmers

A maize farmer at Vui in the Keta Municipality of the Volta Region, Mr. Johnson Kpegoro has complained for lack of financial assistant from banks and financial institutions. He said financial institutions such as Agricultural Development Banks (ADBs) have diverted ...

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Darko Farms Trains 200 on New Poultry-Rearing Skills

Darko Farms Company Limited, a reputable poultry rearing and production outfit in the Ashanti Region has held a five-day training workshop for 200 selected poultry farmers in the region. The workshop was aimed at providing poultry farmers with the requisite ...

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Cassava brown streak disease, threat to food security

Dr. Alan Oppong, Research Scientist for Center for Scientific and Industrial Research at the Crop research institute Kumasi, has disclosed to Rite News that cassava brown streak disease (CBSD)   is a virus disease of cassava plant which causes loss of ...

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Farm sanitation is very important – Christian Akornor

A rice seed farmer, Mr. Christian Akornor has advised his fellow farmers to pay attention to sanitation and hygiene whilst working on the farm. He said the issue of farm sanitation and hygiene is very important because of the side ...

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Kayera farmers appeal for better roads

Farmers in the Kayera and its environs in the Offinso Municipality in the Ashanti Region are appealing to the government to rehabilitate their roads and bridges to make them more accessible to prevent their farm produce from perishing. The state ...

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COCOBOD contracts $1.3bn loan to buy cocoa in 2017/18 season

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has secured $1.3 billion from a consortium of 25 banks to finance cocoa production and purchases in the 2017/18 cocoa season. An agreement to give meaning to the transaction was signed at a ceremony chaired ...

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