Farmers in transitional zone call on stakeholders to intervene in food production and marketing

Farmers in the transitional zone of Ghana have called on the government and private sector to support them to ensure food security. The transition zone often referred to as the ‘food basket of Ghana’ has been the centre of food … Continue reading Farmers in transitional zone call on stakeholders to intervene in food production and marketing

Farmers receive 19,000 improved cashew seedlings from Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture

As part of efforts to boost the production of cashew in the country, a total of 19,000 improved cashew seedlings have been distributed to 470 small-scale farmers across eight districts of Ghana. The beneficiary farmers are scattered across these areas, … Continue reading Farmers receive 19,000 improved cashew seedlings from Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture

Cashew production in Ghana: Dynamics and sector capabilities

Cashew (Anacardium occidentale) is a tropical crop that grows well in all kinds of soil types. It is known to do well even in poor, semi-arid and transitional geographical zones. It grows well in areas with annual total rainfall of between 900mm and 1,400mm and with distinctive wet and dry seasons. Cashew  is one of the most important exportable offers in the Non Traditional Export (NTE) portfolio in Ghana. It is the leading product in the agribusiness sector, under the NTE categorization – Ghana’s leading NTE earner after processed cocoa The infographic below provides some information on raw cashew nut … Continue reading Cashew production in Ghana: Dynamics and sector capabilities

Planting for Export and Rural Development: 197 Ghanaian farmers receive 28,000 cashew seedlings

A total of one hundred and ninety-seven persons in the Atebubu-Amantin municipality has benefitted from the Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD) initiative so far this year. This came to light at the commencement of the distribution of about … Continue reading Planting for Export and Rural Development: 197 Ghanaian farmers receive 28,000 cashew seedlings

Cashew Production: Ghana’s Prez assures farmers of improved pricing for the 2022 farming season

President Nana Akufo-Addo has reiterated government’s commitment towards diversifying the Agric sector through the establishment of the Tree Crops Development Authority. The Authority, he said, is set to provide the needed support to some seven tree crops, including Cashew. Addressing … Continue reading Cashew Production: Ghana’s Prez assures farmers of improved pricing for the 2022 farming season

Crops beyond cocoa trees offer revenue and diversification for Ghana’s agriculture sector

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

Greening agricultural produce for people and the planet: The story of a Social Entrepreneur in Ghana

Meet Abdullah Hamza, the young social entrepreneur, doing amazing work in the Northern Region of Ghana. Hamza has a business model he calls ‘greening commodities’, which is contributing to the fight against climate change. “Young people like me who read … Continue reading Greening agricultural produce for people and the planet: The story of a Social Entrepreneur in Ghana

New Association to address challenges of cashew farmers, sellers launched in Techiman, Bono East

A new Association to ensure competitive but satisfactory price of cashew and cashew products has been launched in Techiman with a call on cashew Farmers and buyers to unite and improve their businesses. The fresh Association, “Progressive Cashew Association of … Continue reading New Association to address challenges of cashew farmers, sellers launched in Techiman, Bono East

Alliance for Development and Industrialization projects US$5b from cash crop and 1.5m jobs

With Ghana’s economy shrinking by 3.2 percent at the end of the second quarter of 2020, the Alliance for Development and Industrialization (ADI) research has revealed that the country could generate up to US$5billion annually within the next five to … Continue reading Alliance for Development and Industrialization projects US$5b from cash crop and 1.5m jobs

Expedite work on tree crop development authority – Cashew Processors to gov’t

The Association of Cashew Processors Ghana (ACPG) has called on the government to quicken the pace of setting up the Tree Crop Development Authority to deal with the many challenges within the cashew industry. According to them, challenges such as … Continue reading Expedite work on tree crop development authority – Cashew Processors to gov’t