Ghana’s Agric Ministry to leverage digital agriculture to mitigate COVID-19 effect on food systems

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has resolved to implement more digital agricultural innovations to give more meaning to government’s agricultural transformation agenda, aimed at ensuring sustainable and resilient food production systems in the country. This, according to the … Continue reading Ghana’s Agric Ministry to leverage digital agriculture to mitigate COVID-19 effect on food systems

Ghana: Government urged to enforce laws on the use of measuring scales

Farm Radio International, an agribusiness Non-Governmental Organisation, has appealed to the government to enforce laws on the use of measuring scales across the board to standardise produce in the Agribusiness value chain. In a statement to mark the 2020 National … Continue reading Ghana: Government urged to enforce laws on the use of measuring scales

Farmers’ Day 2020: MoFA refutes claims of unfairness in 2020 Farmers’ Day Awards Scheme

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has refuted claims that this year’s National Farmers’ Day Awards scheme has not been fair to some farmers. The Ministry’s response follows an accusation by a 77-year-old maize farmer in the Kwahu Afram Plains … Continue reading Farmers’ Day 2020: MoFA refutes claims of unfairness in 2020 Farmers’ Day Awards Scheme

Ghana: Ministry of Food and Agriculture reviews Extension Service curriculum to promote agribusiness

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has reviewed the curriculum of courses run by Colleges of Agriculture as part of a comprehensive strategy to promote agribusiness and marketing of farm produce. The move was to equip Agricultural Extension Agents … Continue reading Ghana: Ministry of Food and Agriculture reviews Extension Service curriculum to promote agribusiness

Drone Technology: See how precision agriculture is transforming farmers’ livelihoods in Ghana

Just less than three years, a young farmer by the name, Kofi Darko who lives at Akrpong in the Eastern region decided to venture into farming. It was not an easy decision to make. Agriculture is generally regarded as a … Continue reading Drone Technology: See how precision agriculture is transforming farmers’ livelihoods in Ghana

Ghana: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research & MoFA outdoors hybrid maize seed production manual

In an effort to boost local production of hybrid maize seed to discourage its importation, the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) and Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have released a hybrid maize seed production manual. The 22-page … Continue reading Ghana: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research & MoFA outdoors hybrid maize seed production manual

Ghana: Farm Radio International, MoFA to develop Digital Agricultural Advisory Strategy and Plan

Farm Radio International and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Ghana, are collaborating to develop Digital Agricultural advisory strategy and plan to facilitate the implementation of Radio programming and the use of other digital tools like, Radio, YouTube, Facebook … Continue reading Ghana: Farm Radio International, MoFA to develop Digital Agricultural Advisory Strategy and Plan

Partisan politics afflicts COCOBOD transfer from Trade to Agric ministry

Parliament, by a majority decision has passed a legal proposal to shift ministerial oversight responsibility of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) from the Ministry of Trade to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture. However, observers of Parliamentary proceedings were taken … Continue reading Partisan politics afflicts COCOBOD transfer from Trade to Agric ministry

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Vegetable producers and exporters advocates for pest free in production of curry leaves for export

The President of Vegetable Producers and Exporters Association of Ghana (VEPEAG), Mr. Felix Kamassah, has indicated that their association supports the establishment and maintenance of pest-free areas for the production and export of curry leaves in Ghana. He made this … Continue reading Vegetable producers and exporters advocates for pest free in production of curry leaves for export

Government is committed to revive and improve the fisheries and aquaculture value chain – Deputy Minister assures

Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Hon. Atto Cudjoe, has assured the public that the government is highly committed to work with all stakeholders to revive and improve the fortunes of all actors within the fisheries and aquaculture value … Continue reading Government is committed to revive and improve the fisheries and aquaculture value chain – Deputy Minister assures