COCOBOD set to rehabilitate cocoa farms

Cocoa farms

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) is to undertake massive rehabilitation of cocoa farms in the country. In view of this, all cocoa trees over 30 years on about 50,000 hectares of cocoa farms would be destroyed and replanted at no cost to the farmer. In addition, owners of those farms will be compensated. Currently, 80 percent of cocoa farms affected ...

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USAID, partners discuss collective progress on food security in Ghana.


From March 21-22, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) met with the Government of Ghana and partners working to advance food security goals under the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future. Over the course of two days, the Feed the Future partners and the Government of Ghana examined the progress made over the ...

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Jantong-Daboashie gets Rice Processing Centre

Rice Processing

A Rice Processing Centre has been inaugurated at Jantong-Daboashie in the East Gonja District of the Northern Region to help farmers to process their rice for improved income. The GH¢ 216,446 facility, which is to contribute to the reduction of unemployment among the youth and women in the District, has the capacity to process about 100,000 kilogrammes of paddy rice ...

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AfDB to invest $24bn in Ghana’s Agric Sector


The president of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has said the bank through its Feed Africa Strategy, would invest $24 billion over the next 10 years to help drive the agricultural transformation of Africa. This he said is a 400 per cent increase in financing to the agricultural sector by the bank. According to Dr Akinwumi, “The ...

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Kosmos enrols 100 entrepreneurs in 2nd AgriTech Challenge


Kosmos Energy announced last month the enrollment of 100 new entrepreneurs into the Kosmos Innovation Center (KIC) 2017 AgriTech Challenge, a formal competition that invites young entrepreneurs to use innovation and information communication technology (ICT) to develop commercial solutions to challenges within agriculture. This is the second season of the AgriTech Challenge run under Kosmos Innovation Center which was launched ...

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Mechanising agriculture is not enough – Prof. Tagoe

mechanized farming

Professor Michael Tagoe, Dean of the School of Continuing and Distance Education at the University of Ghana, has said the government must look beyond mechanisation of agriculture and incorporate information communication technology as a way of boosting the sector’s poor output. According to Prof. Tagoe, over the years, the government has pursued an agenda to introduce more tractors, among other ...

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NBSSI proposes cassava factory for Ho


The Volta Regional Office of the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) has proposed the establishment of a cassava processing plant in the Ho Municipality in line with government’s “one district one factory’ policy. Mr Emmanuel Nyaku, NBSSI Regional Manager, said farmers in the middle belt of the region have increased their acreage in view of the rising industrial ...

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Shea butter business booms due to harmattan

As harmattan season intensify, dealers of the one product “Shea butter” most Ghanaians use to keep their bodies in sharp seem to have seen a rise in sales. Information available has shown the rise in patronage of shea butter popularly known as “nkuto.” A quick survey conducted in across major markets within the Kumasi Metropolis, to determine the connection between ...

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