Partnership to promote improved cassava varieties cultivation and consumption of locally processed agro-products kicks off

A public-private sector initiative between the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) under the Building an Economically Sustainable, Integrated CassavaSeed System, Phase 2 (BASICS-II) and SANO Foods Limited is seeking to promote the cultivation of improved cassava varieties as well … Continue reading Partnership to promote improved cassava varieties cultivation and consumption of locally processed agro-products kicks off

Tiger nuts production, processing and export; physically-challenged farmer takes at Kwatire takes lead

During his formative years, and coming from a poor background, Kofi Vinyo’s parents did not find it useful to educate a physically challenged son. But, that did not discourage Kofi from aspiring higher in life. Determined to achieve his dreams … Continue reading Tiger nuts production, processing and export; physically-challenged farmer takes at Kwatire takes lead

Upper East Region needs 20 combine harvesters – Director of Department of Food and Agriculture

The Upper East Regional Director of the Department of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), Mr Francis Ennor, says the Region needs 20 combine harvesters to boost services to rice farmers, who annually lose their harvest for lack of the machines. He … Continue reading Upper East Region needs 20 combine harvesters – Director of Department of Food and Agriculture

Agro-processing, tourism presents an opportunity for job creation – Experts

A study by a team of Ghanaian economists has identified Agro-processing and Tourism as sectors that could potentially address Ghana’s unemployment and enhance the competitiveness and productivity of small and medium-sized firms. The study, which is titled, “Industries Without Smokestacks … Continue reading Agro-processing, tourism presents an opportunity for job creation – Experts

Ghanaian tomato transporters threaten strike over persistent robberies

Members of the Ghana National Tomatoes Traders and Transporters Association (GNTTTA) are protesting against the persistent robberies the endure on the Kumasi-Bolgatanga-Burkina Faso route. Chairperson of the association, Eric Osei Tuffour, said some tomatoes traders are in critical condition at … Continue reading Ghanaian tomato transporters threaten strike over persistent robberies

Northern Ghana: The importance of the shea tree in the livelihoods of people

Ghana is a developing country with a low-income economy where over 80% of the population lives in abject poverty. The natural resources, especially the mineral resources such as the gold, diamond, bauxite, manganese etc. of the country are concentrated in … Continue reading Northern Ghana: The importance of the shea tree in the livelihoods of people

United States’ Feed the Future Program helps Agribusiness Sector in Ghana

The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), hosted a virtual learning event culminating a seven-year, $41.6 million U.S. government-funded Feed the Future Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement (ADVANCE II) activity. During the event, participants … Continue reading United States’ Feed the Future Program helps Agribusiness Sector in Ghana

Slow pace of Ghana’s agriculture growth is not necessarily the result of Covid-19 – Prof. Irene Susana Egyir

The Covid–19 pandemic has brought most countries to their knees, disrupting many economies leaving no one in its disruptive grip. These effects are severe to the extent that a lot of workers have lost their jobs and some of the … Continue reading Slow pace of Ghana’s agriculture growth is not necessarily the result of Covid-19 – Prof. Irene Susana Egyir

FAO calls for review of Ghana’s approach to Agriculture mechanisation

Ghana’s approach to agriculture mechanisation as soil fertility and productivity are directly undermined by the kind of agriculture machineries and implements farmers continue to use. According to experts, improper land preparation with agricultural machinery, inappropriate use of chemical fertilizers and … Continue reading FAO calls for review of Ghana’s approach to Agriculture mechanisation