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‘Modernise Agric to Alleviate Poverty’

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Green-Ef Eco-Business Village Limited, Mr Mohammed Sachibu, has called for modernisation of agriculture to alleviate poverty among smallholder farmers in the country. He said agricultural modernisation was not only about the use of sophisticated ...

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Gov’t to Support Farmers with Modern Tech

The Minister designate for Food and Agriculture, Dr Afriyie Akoto, has pledged the commitment of the government to support farmers to use technology and modern forms of farming to increase their yield. Dr. Afriyie explained that even though the country ...

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Scientists worried about Ghana’s limited resources for Agric research

International Scientists have expressed concern about what they say is limited resources for agricultural research in Ghana which they say threatens the country’s food security. They are meanwhile commending Nigeria for taking agricultural research and implementation serious. The scientists have ...

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Private Sector Urged to Invest in Africa’s Agriculture

The commissioner for rural economy and agriculture of the African Union, Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, has called on the private sector to invest in agriculture to increase productivity and food security in Africa. She made the remarks on Saturday while addressing ...

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5,000m/t of raw cashew nuts imported from Guinea Bissau

USIBRAS Ghana Limited, the biggest cashew processing company in West Africa, has appealed to government for better support to the country’s cashew processors as it is importing 5,000 metric tonnes of raw cashew nuts from Guinea Bissau due to the ...

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Shea industry cries for investment

The shea nuts industry’s value chain continues to be an economic driver for a lot of rural women farmers’ resident in the northern sector as the commodity serves as employment generation, industrial development and growth of the national economy. It ...

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Poor rainfall threatens maize production in B/A

Maize farmers in the Brong Ahafo Region fear losing their investments to poor harvest, as irregular rainfall pattern lingers. Areas such as Sunyani West, Berekum and Tain have not recorded any rainfall in weeks though it’s the rainy season The ...

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Fertiliser consumption in W/A among the lowest—Report

Fertiliser consumption in West Africa is one of the lowest in the world, a report of the Committee on Food, Agriculture and Cocoa Affairs in Parliament, has revealed. According to the report, the Food Agriculture Organisation(FAO) has recommended that in ...

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AGRA’s new 5 year plan targets over 21m households in Africa

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has announced that its new five year plan, which forms part of its transformational agenda for Africa’s agricultural sector, is targeting to improve the livelihoods of about 21 million smallholder farmers ...

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Agric company throws weight behind cereal production

Cereal production is undoubtedly an essential element in increasing the breadbasket of a country most especially, an emerging economy such as Ghana. To this end, there have been several calls for a special focus on increasing the capacity of small ...

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