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COCOBOD moves to address land tenure challenges

The Ghana COCOBOD has commenced stakeholders’ consultations on improving Ghana’s land tenure system to favour the cultivation of cocoa. Ghana’s cumbersome procedure of registering customary land rights has sidelined most smallholder cocoa farmers. This has also been cited as contributing ...

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Government committed to revamping Agriculture Sector – MP

The Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Food, Agriculture and Cocoa Affairs, Kwame Asafu-Adjei, has reiterated government’s commitment to revamp the agriculture sector to ensure food security for the country. He said government will also assist the farmers to ...

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Agric Ministry dispatches chemicals to combat Army worm in U/W

Government, through the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) has released over one thousand litres of chemicals to help fight fall armyworms in the Upper West region. The Upper West regional crop officer,Hudu Abu disclosed this in an interview with ...

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Tema Fishing Harbour Needs a Facelift – Chief Fisherman

Nii Odametey II, Chief Fisherman for Tema Awudung, has called for a facelift of the Tema Fishing harbour to enhance fishing activities. He made the call when Mr Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, Minister of Transport, visited the Ghana Ports and Harbours ...

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Bad Agricultural Practices to Blame for Decline in Coconut Production

One cannot underestimate the uniqueness of coconut and its ability to revitalize the human body from fatigue and replenish the circulatory system. However, its production stages have today received a gnashing rebuke by the Green Coast Group Consult, GCGC, a ...

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Government to subsidise over 50 per cent cost of fertilisers

The government is to ensure the supply and distribution of fertilisers to cocoa farmers at a subsidised price of over 50 per cent of the commodity’s open market cost through public-private-partnership agreement. Mr. Samuel Asare Ankamah, the Deputy Brong-Ahafo Regional ...

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No Vaccine for Africa Swine Fever

By Prince Paul Amuzu: The Veterinary Officer for the Lower Manya Krobo Municipal, Mr. Isaac Nyumatei has observed that there is currently no vaccination to treat the African swine fever that is affecting pigs. According to the Veterinary Officer, pig ...

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Fertiliser producer optimistic about gas prospects

The Managing Director of OMNIFERT, a local fertiliser blending company, Mr Michael Zormelo, has said the anticipated increase in gas production should help in establishing a petrochemical industry in the country. He explained that a petrochemical industry would use the ...

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Fall Army Worms won’t threaten food security — Dep. Minister of Agric

A Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Sagre Bambangi, has assured the nation that the recent invasion of Fall Army Worms on some farmlands will not threaten food security. In an interview with the GRAPHIC BUSINESS after responding to ...

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Gomoa West DCE urges farmers to plant coconut, cashew crops

Mr Bismark Baisie Nkum, the District Chief Executive of Gomoa West, says coconut and cashew nut cultivation could earn more money and called on farmers to invest in that area. He said bee-keeping also helped to generate a lot of ...

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