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‘Don’t blame brewery industries for Cassava shortage’

Industries that use cassava as a raw material for production are debunking assertions that they are the cause of the shortage of the crop for domestic users. There is an astronomical increase in the price of cassava due to its ...

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Ghana now imports plantain – Nana Addo

The 2016 Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo is blaming the decline of the agriculture sector on the import of foreign food produce by NDC government. According to Nana Addo, the agric sector has ...

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AYNAT encourages youth to venture into agric

The African Youth Network for Agricultural Transformation (AYNAT) has held a youth policy dialogue aimed at encouraging the youth to see agriculture as a life-long occupation. The forum brought together more than 70 participants to empower them to go into ...

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US$113 million agric project launche

A US$113million Ghana Sector Investment Programme (GASIP) to promote and scale-up agricultural value chains in the country has been launched in Tamale. The six-year project funded by the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) – a United Nations Food Agency ...

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GAWU warns of food shortage due to poor weather pattern

The General Agriculture Workers Union (GAWU) has warned that Ghana may experience shortage of foodstuff if pragmatic measures are not taken to develop irrigation farms due to changes in the weather pattern. A large part of Ghana’s agriculture sector depends ...

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Agricultural project to enhance farmers’ income

Mr Roy Ayariga, the National Coordinator of the Ghana Agricultural Sector Investment Programme (GASIP), says the project would promote different crop varieties that would help farmers increase production and their incomes on sustainable basis. The project would guide farmers to ...

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Stakeholders urge more sensitivity on Climate Change in Ghana

Stakeholders have urged Ghana to develop more sensitivity on Climate Change and build the country’s resilience towards it. Speaking on the sides of the launching of Ghana’s Climate Innovation Center (CNC), the stakeholders believed a lot more needed to be ...

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IESC To Improve Food Safety, Grow Agric Exports In Ghana

The International Executive Service Corps (IESC), a non-profit organisation, has been awarded a two-year program that will improve the quality of Ghanaian fruit and vegetables for export. The Improving Food Safety Systems Program, valued at US$2.8 million, funded by the United ...

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GAWU debunks transportation challenges for cassava shortage

The General Agriculture Workers Union (GAWU) has stated that the recent shortage of cassava in the country could be attributed to the prolonged drought witnessed some few months back. The assertion contradicts a statement made by the Deputy Minister for ...

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‘Beware Of Contaminated Fish’

The Minister of Fisheries, Ms. Sherry Ayittey has urged women fish processors to desist from buying contaminated fish at the beaches. She told the women that fishes harvested through unapproved means, like light fishing, must be rejected by them when ...

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