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Ghana Set To Promote Agricultural Production through Science

A national consultative workshop on developing a roll-out plan for the implementation of the Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa (S3A) to help transform the agricultural sector, through science has been held in Accra. The S3A, an initiative designed under ...

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700 Vegetable Farmers Join Franchise Farming Scheme

About 700 vegetable farmers in the Volta Region have been registered to be part of a franchise farming scheme developed by a local company, Nest Agro Foods. The registration, which was done in collaboration with the Keta Vegetable Farmers and ...

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Ashaiman Municipal Assembly Embraces ‘Planting For Food, Jobs’

The Ashaiman Municipal Assembly has embraced the ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ programme as part of the government’s efforts to encourage farming across the country. The Ashaiman Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Albert Boakye Okyere, who disclosed this in his ...

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Ghana to Suffer Major Food Crisis by End of Year – GAWU

Ghana should expect an acute shortage of food by the end of the year; this is according to the General Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU). The Union claims that the ongoing fall army worm invasion is not being tackled well by ...

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Establish Fertilizer Factories – COCOBOD Tells Investors

Board Chairman of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Hackman Owusu-Agyemang, has beckoned investors to identify fertilizer needs of specific cocoa districts to establish factories to supply farmers with the product. According to him, there were numerous investment opportunities in the cocoa ...

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‘Government harnessing investments in cocoa sector’

Government and Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) are creating the enabling environment for investors who intend to go into manufacturing chemical formulation and fertilizer plants in the country, Mr Hackman Owusu-Agyemang, the Board Chairman of COCOD, has said. Addressing participants at ...

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NGGA consults stakeholders on District Agriculture Governance Index

The Northern Ghana Governance Activity (NGGA) is holding consultations with stakeholders on setting parameters for the establishment of a District Agriculture Governance Index (DAGI) for Northern Ghana. The DAGI, when finalised is intended to be an independent tool for promoting ...

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Agric Minister seals $33m deal with Brazilian government

The Brazilian government will soon release the second tranche of a $96 million facility to Ghana for the supply of agricultural machinery to support local farmers. The deal also involves the procurement of logistics for the implementation of the government’s ...

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COCOBOD Targets 1.5m Tonnes Of Cocoa Beans In 4-Years

Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) is hopeful of increasing the country’s cocoa bean production to about 1.5million tonnes over the next four years, its Board Chairman, Hackman Owusu-Agyemang, has said. “It is our objective to achieve a targeted 1.5 million tonnes ...

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Government woos investors to sugar production

Government has hinted of plans to seek international assistance to boost the sugar industry in the country. This follows the failure of the Komenda sugar factory to start operations after its commissioning last year. Speaking to Citi Business News on ...

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