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Use local rice for school feeding programme – Group

The Ghana Rice Inter-Professional Body (GRIB), has called on government to procure made in Ghana rice for government agencies and institutions such as Ghana prisons and schools on government’s school feeding programme. According to them, government must set the pace ...

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Fisheries Commission destroys illegal fishing nets worth GHC3m

As part of efforts to address the canker of illegal fishing methods and discourage the use of illegal fishing nets on Ghana’s waters, the fisheries commission has destroyed illegal nets worth about three million Ghana cedis at the Tema landfill ...

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Farmers won’t be affected by global price drop – COCOBOD

The Chairman of the board of the Ghana COCOBOD, Hackman Owusu Agyeman has assured that producer prices of cocoa will be maintained for farmers for the next crop season. This comes in the wake of falling cocoa prices on the ...

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IMANI punches holes into ‘Planting for Food & Jobs’ programme

Policy Think Tank, IMANI Africa, has questioned the viability of government’s biggest agricultural policy dubbed ‘Planting for Food and Jobs.’ IMANI decried that the policy failed to address key concerns such as the lack of access to finance, unavailability of ...

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Supermarkets ditch local fruit juice for foreign ones

Some local fruit juice manufacturers have blamed the low patronage by supermarkets and retail shops for their uncompetitiveness. They say the development has also contributed to the limited market and subsequent low demand for their goods. The Commercial Manager for ...

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Heavy rains to cause food shortage – Esoko

Ghana is likely to face shortage of some food stuff in the near future should the heavy rains continue. According to crop analysts, the phenomenon is likely to create excess supply of some food crops such as vegetables and fruits. ...

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Market-Oriented Agriculture Programme launched in Wa

The Market-Oriented Agriculture Programme (MOAP) has been launched in Wa, with the aim of creating an enabling environment for investment in agriculture infrastructure in the north western part of Ghana. MOAP which is a 160 million Euros project is co-financed ...

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MOAP to build strong ties among farmers and processors

The Market-Oriented Agriculture Programme (MOAP), will focus on building strong ties between local farmers in North West Ghana and processors of agricultural produce around the globe. These processors will add value to the produce, generate employment and create wealth for ...

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Farmers cry for micro-credit facility

Farmers at Dorbor community and its environs in the Banda District of the Brong-Ahafo Region have appealed for the establishment of a micro-finance company in the area. According to the farmers, they had to travel several kilometres to Banda-Ahenkro or ...

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Apply correct amount of fertilizer to achieve food security – Agronomist

GNA – Dr Joseph Nketsia Berchie, a Principal Research Scientist at the Crop Research Institute, has said Ghana would not realise food security if farmers failed to apply the correct amounts of fertilizers on their crops. He noted that as ...

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