While cocoa remains the dominant source of agricultural export earnings, a number of other tree crops, including cashew, coffee, coconut, oil palm, mango, rubber and shea nut, have seen promising harvests over the past few years. In an effort to … Continue reading Crops beyond cocoa trees offer revenue and diversification for Ghana’s agriculture sector
Cocoa in the Gold Coast, was first exported at the end of the 19th century, and between 1911-1976, Gold Coast, now Ghana, was the leading producer of Cocoa in the world, contributing between 30-40% of world’s total production. Now, second … Continue reading Food production and export: What should Ghana do?
Across the world, child labour is practised more in agriculture than in any other sector. This is despite the numerous hazards involved in farm work, including unprotected exposure to chemicals, working with potentially dangerous livestock, and carrying heavy loads over … Continue reading Breaking the cycle of child labour in agriculture
Cocoa farmers in the Western Region are gradually seeing a boost in cocoa production following the introduction of Omya Calciprill to tackle soil acidity on their cocoa farms. Some of the farmers who testified after using Omya Calciprill explained the … Continue reading Cocoa farmers see boost in production after applying Omya Calciprill