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Local Government Minister encourages SADA to be focused

Mr Julius Debrah, the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, has appealed to the Savanna Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) to be focused in its quest to bring development to its operational zones. He said SADA was on track and ...

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Africa needs paradigm shift in agric – Fifi Kwetey

The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Mr Fifi Kwetey, has called for a paradigm shift in the approach to agriculture in Africa to enable it to benefit from its potential. “To realise this golden age of Africa’s agriculture which is ...

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Shortage of poultry products to hit Ghana

The Ghana Poultry Farmers Association has warned of a possible shortage of poultry products in Ghana if government does not release a 39 million cedi support package for the sector. According to the poultry farmers, they lack the capacity to ...

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Ghana to impose temporary ban on chicken imports from USA

  The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has said it will ban the importation of chicken from the United States. This follows the discovery by scientists of the US Food and Drugs Authority that chicken imports coming into Ghana and ...

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Government aims to achieve home grown seed industry

Government has re-affirmed its preference to achieve a home grown seed industry to support national agricultural plans to ensure increased productivity, Dr Ahmed Yakubu Alhassan, Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture said on Thursday. Dr Alhassan noted that as soon ...

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Peasant farmers urged not to abandon farming

Miss Victoria Adongo, a Programme Coordinator of the Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG), on Thursday urged peasant farmers, especially young farmers in the Western Region, not to abandon their farms and fishing, for menial jobs in the oil industry. ...

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The use of quality seeds can help achieve food security- SEEDPAG

The President of Seed Producers Association of Ghana (SEEDPAG) Mr. Patrick Appollah has said that apart from all factors involved in Agricultural production, the use of quality or certified seed as well as its availability , accessibility and affordability is ...

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Zoomlion Ghana to start large-scale farming in V/R

Zoomlion Ghana Limited and the Jospong Group of Companies are to initiate large-scale farming in the Volta Region this year. Already, the company has acquired land at Adaklu, Ho, Jasikan, Kadjebi and Hohoe for the agricultural project. In an interview ...

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Ghana to distribute 25 million cocoa seedlings to farmers in the B/A region

The government is to supply 25 million cocoa seedlings to farmers in the Brong-Ahafo Region. In addition, it will also provide the farmers with thousands of fertilizers, and other agric inputs free of charge in the 2015 cocoa season. Mr ...

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11 farmers affected by AngloGold Ashanti operations

Eleven farmers at Akrofuom, near Obuasi, in the Adansi South District in the Ashanti Region have called on the government to intervene in the impasse between them and AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) Ghana Limited over compensation. While the farmers claim AGA ...

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