Lack of storage facilities still a major problem for farmers – Study

The aged-old lack of prescribed storage facilities for foodstuff, resulting in post-harvest losses remains a barrier to the growth of the agriculture sector, a multi-country study in Ghana and Kenya has revealed. The study, which sought to analyse market challenges … Continue reading Lack of storage facilities still a major problem for farmers – Study

Ghana: Italy to promote expertise in seeds, greenhouse technology and irrigation

Greenhouse farming is a thriving sector in Italy thanks to companies with decades of experience in providing cutting-edge greenhouse technologies and systems for the cultivation of horticultural products, including fruits and vegetables as well as flower crops. Aside from its … Continue reading Ghana: Italy to promote expertise in seeds, greenhouse technology and irrigation

Organic and biodiversity compliant agri-produce will sell on EU market

Ghanaian agri-food exporters to the European Union (EU) market have been urged to focus more on trading in organic and biodiversity-compliant agriculture produce. Madam Morag Webb, Head of Science and Policy at the Europe-Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Liaison Committee (COLEACP) who gave the … Continue reading Organic and biodiversity compliant agri-produce will sell on EU market

Nigeria’s agriculture: Farmforte, AFGEAN, HYBR, ALTS partner to boost the sector

A multiple partnership has been signed between Farmforte Limited, the Agricultural Fresh Produce Growers and Exporters Association of Nigeria (AFGEAN), HYBR, a pan-African Innovation firm, and ALTS, a consulting and strategy development firm to boost agriculture in Nigeria. The MOU … Continue reading Nigeria’s agriculture: Farmforte, AFGEAN, HYBR, ALTS partner to boost the sector

Kenya: Credit guarantees drive financial product innovation for smallholder farmers

The Opportunity — Enhancing smallholder productivity through financing Francis Njane is a Kenyan horticulture farmer from Laikipia County whose yields have quadrupled since joining the Burguret Self-Help Group. The six-member farmers’ group, formed in early 2019, has enhanced members’ productivity … Continue reading Kenya: Credit guarantees drive financial product innovation for smallholder farmers

Prosecute culprits in galamsey acts – Alliance of CSO’s in agriculture-Ghana tells government

Alliance of CSO’s in agriculture-Ghana has urged government to implement policies and budget that respects and invest in community actions and rights, ensuring that the little gains in our hard-fought efforts do not go into waste. The group stressed that, … Continue reading Prosecute culprits in galamsey acts – Alliance of CSO’s in agriculture-Ghana tells government