Research Extension Farmer Linkage Committee shares demonstration results with farmers

The Research Extension Farmer Linkage Committees (RELCs) was established by Ghana’s Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) and the The Council For Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), in 1994, to serve as an interface between the National Agricultural Research System … Continue reading Research Extension Farmer Linkage Committee shares demonstration results with farmers

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

JICA, MoFA, GIDA support rice cultivation through Kpong Irrigation Scheme

The project to improve the productivity and profitability of rice cultivation at the Kpong Irrigation Scheme has recorded some good successes. Through the Project for Enhancing Market-Based Agriculture by Smallholders and Private Sector Linkages in Kpong Irrigation Scheme (MASAPS-KIS) in … Continue reading JICA, MoFA, GIDA support rice cultivation through Kpong Irrigation Scheme

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

Conservation Agriculture: Mechanisation good for Ghana’s future – experts

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has called for an urgent adoption of Conservation Agriculture (CA) mechanisation in Ghana to help the country boost its food production whilst increasing the … Continue reading Conservation Agriculture: Mechanisation good for Ghana’s future – experts

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

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

Sunyani MCE lauds Canadian government for research support in agriculture sector

The Canadian government has been lauded for its immense support to Ghana towards modernising the nation’s agriculture sector. According to Ms Justina Owusu-Banahene, the Sunyani Municipal Chief Executive, Canada’s support to Ghana was unparalleled and hoped the bilateral relationship between … Continue reading Sunyani MCE lauds Canadian government for research support in agriculture sector

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

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