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COCOBOD Announces Over 53% Cut In Prices Of Cocoa Fertilizers

The Ghana COCOBOD has announced over 53 percent reduction in the prices of fertilizer to cocoa farmers in the country. According to COCOBOD, the new policy directive by management is aimed at enhancing access to cocoa fertilizers to improve yield ...

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Cocoa proves sweeter than sugar for ETP investors

Commodity players in the exchange traded products market are proving chocaholics. For 10 consecutive weeks, the investors in exchange traded products, or ETPs, have raised their exposure to cocoa. That has lifted assets investment in cocoa ETPs to $83m, up ...

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Farmers Must Adopt Good Farming Strategies

By Nana Ama Sarfo Madam Elizabeth Fokua, a lecturer at the Kumasi Technical University has noted that farmers need to engage in good marketing strategies to enhance their sales as marketing is key in their profession. According to madam who ...

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Builsa Bank reaches out to smallholder farmers

The General Manager of the bank, Mr Hayatudeen Awudu, in an interview on April 27, 2017, said following the growing demand of agricultural credit in the country, the bank explored financing to all clusters of agriculture, with particular focus on ...

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Counterfeiting, illegal trade of agri-inputs causing financial loss to farmers – Minister

Counterfeiting, and the illegal trade of agricultural inputs in Ghana is causing financial loss to farmers, the Deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture, George Oduro has said. He said the trend has assumed unimaginable proportions causing great financial loss to ...

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Fishermen applaud Chairman for steady supply of premix fuel 

Fishermen in the country’s coastal zones have expressed confidence in the Management put in place to distribute and manage premix fuel. The Fishermen in Central, Western, Greater Accra and the Volta Regions, have given high marks to the National Premix ...

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Cocoa Farmers Demand Their Monies; Give PBC A Month To Pay

Some aggrieved cocoa farmers at Annorkrom in the Bia-West District of the Western Region, have asked the Produce Buying Company (PBC) to facilitate the immediate payment for their cocoa beans it purchased some months back. They have thus given the ...

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US pledges $38 million to support Ghana’s Agricultural sector

The United States Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson, says the US will provide 38 million dollars to support Ghana’s Agricultural sector to promote the production of Cashew, Cocoa and Cereals. He said a further 70 million dollars is being invested ...

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Infographic: Planting for Food & Jobs; figures to note as project takes off

The Akufo-Addo administration launched the “Planting for Food and Jobs” programme this month [ April], with the view of transforming Ghana’s agriculture sector. The Planting for Food and Jobs is expected to be rolled out in all 216 districts across ...

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African small-scale farmers to benefit from ecosystem initiative

The integrated Financial and Commodities Ecosystem (FinComEco) on Monday launched an initiative aimed at driving improvements in food security, economic diversity and financial inclusion through a socially responsible commercial delivery partnership. The goal is a sustainable and increasing improvement in ...

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