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Prices of foodstuffs decline by over 80%

Prices of foodstuffs in the Greater Accra region have begun to decline after experiencing significant levels of hikes for close to 6 months -from February 2016. Checks across the various markets reveal that most food prices have reduced by over ...

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50% of COCOBOD properties unregistered

Less than 50 percent of Ghana Cocoa Board’s properties nationwide are covered by proper land documentation, the director of Estates at COCOBOD Alex Asiedu has confirmed. A 2013 Auditor-General report revealed that most of COCOBOD’s landed properties are not covered ...

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Agriculture key to poverty eradication – Mahama

President John Mahama says investing in Agriculture and Agri-business within the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority Zone (SADA) is critical for pulling majority of Ghanaians out of poverty. He said the SADA Zone holds the key to eradicating poverty thereby transforming ...

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Five dead in Afram Plains as nomadic herdsmen clash with Kokombas

Five herdsmen alleged to be of Fulani origin are reported dead following clashes with and Kokombas at Afram Plains in the Eastern Region. The clashes which began last week is said to have been caused by the murder of a ...

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‘SADA bank’ unrealistic – Former Northern Regional Minister

A former Northern Regional Minister, Prince Imoro Andani has lashed out at the Finance Ministry for granting the Savanna Accelerated Development Authority, (SADA) the go ahead to establish a bank. In Mr. Andani’s view, the finance ministry’s decision is disappointing ...

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Extreme Weather Increasing Level of Toxins in Food, Scientists Warn

As food plants suffer more stress, they are producing more health-damaging chemicals, researchers find.  As they struggle to deal with more extreme weather, a range of food crops are generating more of chemical compounds that can cause health problems for ...

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SADA bank to give farmers long-term credit – CEO

he Chief Executive Officer of the Savanna Accelerated Development Authority (SADA), Charles Abugre, has said that establishment of the Savanna Investment and Development Bank is a move to assist farmers have access to medium to long term financing. Speaking to ...

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Majority of farmers in Nabdam to take up potato farming

Many farmers in the Nabdam District of the Upper East Region have resolved to go into large scale cultivation of Orange flesh sweet potato this farming season. The farmers drawn from Communities including Pelungu, Zanlerigu, Kongo, Gane Asonge all the Nabdam ...

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Agribusiness financing receives boost

Eximguaranty Ghana Limited and the USAID Financing Ghanaian Agriculture Project (USAID-FinGAP) are collaborating to provide credit guarantees which are expected to increase financing for agricultural development and innovation in Ghana. The collaboration, according to Felix Ntrakwah-Board Chairman of Eximguaranty, was ...

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GAWU decries fast decline in fishing sub-sector

Ghana’s fishing sector may face further decline if the government does not undertake the required capital injection needed to revamp it, the General Agriculture Workers Union(GAWU) has warned. According to figures released by the Ghana Statistical Service on the first ...

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