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Enhancing food security; Ghana launches maize stakeholders platform

To complement and accomplish the objectives of many agricultural projects in the country, especially the Support to Agricultural Research for Development of Strategic Crops in Africa (SARDSC), Ghana has launched its Maize Stakeholders Association. SARD SC aims at enhancing food ...

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Fertiliser plant to enhance ghana’s Agricultural development

The Co-Chair of the Ghana Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (GEITI) has urged the Ghanaian government to establish a fertilizer manufacturing plant to boost agricultural productivity. Dr. Steve Manteaw told Xinhua recently that it was important to put in place measures ...

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COCOBOD determined to improve the cocoa industry

Alhaji Hassan Iddris, the Chairman of the Supreme Consultative Council (SCC) of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), has commended the administration of Dr. Stephen Opuni for its effort in advancing the growth of the industry. He said Dr. Opuni, the ...

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Farmers introduced to additional source of income

Farmers in forest reserve areas are being introduced to tree farming as an additional livelihood venture under a project by the Forestry Commission. Nearly 150 farmers in three districts of the Ashanti Region have been earmarked to benefit from a ...

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NSAs urged to strengthen agric value chain

The Deputy Minister of Agriculture in charge of crops, Hon Dr. Yakubu Alhassan, has urged Ghana’s Non-State Actors (NSAs) in agric, to strengthen and energize Africa’s agricultural value chain for a sustainable production. According to the Minister, such effort will ...

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Cause of mosquito resistance linked to agric, industrial chemicals

The inappropriate use and disposal of industrial and agricultural chemicals have become the major cause of mosquito resistance in the country. Professor David Kofi Essuman, the Dean of the School of Physical Sciences of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), ...

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Agriculture sector will continue to grow at 6% – Terkper

Mr Seth Terkper, the Minister of Finance, said the agriculture sector would continue to grow at an average of six per cent annually, coupled with resource allocation of about 10 per cent in line with its Medium Term Strategic Plan. ...

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Protect lands of peasant farmers – Assoc. urges gov’t

The Programmes Officer for the Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana, Charles Nyaaba, has urged government to protect farmlands of peasant farmers. The farmers indicate that they are being threatened regularly by corporate bodies who want to claims those lands for ...

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Farmers want irrigation project expunged from Green Book

A group of farmers known as the Nobekor Irrigation Farmers’ Cooperative Union in the Asunafo South District of the Brong Ahafo Region have questioned government’s inclusion of an irrigation project in the area in its Green Book of achievements. The ...

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FDA to certify palm oil dealers in VR

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) is working towards certifying traders in palm oil in the Volta Region. The certification is to help bring some regulation into the industry and ensure that the public consumed quality palm oil. Mr Eugene ...

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