Ministry of Food and Agriculture urges farmers to increase cultivation of Sorghum in Ghana

The Upper East Regional Director of Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Mr. Francis Ennor, has urged farmers to step up cultivation of sorghum which has ready market to boost their incomes. He also encouraged farmers to put in more … Continue reading Ministry of Food and Agriculture urges farmers to increase cultivation of Sorghum in Ghana

Ghana: Automobile company ‘recommended’ by Agric Ministry disappears with farmers’ huge deposit

Some farmers are in life-and-death grief in the Upper East Region as an automobile company said to have been officially recommended to them by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) is believed to have fled with some large amounts … Continue reading Ghana: Automobile company ‘recommended’ by Agric Ministry disappears with farmers’ huge deposit

Agric ministry gives new regions and districts vehicles to aid agric and extension activities

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has taken delivery of 50 double cabin pick up vehicles to aid agricultural operational and extension activities in six new regions and districts. The 50 vehicles worth over GHS10 million would help the … Continue reading Agric ministry gives new regions and districts vehicles to aid agric and extension activities

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