Army worms have destroyed about 1,380 hectares of maize farms in the Sunyani Municipality. In an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Mr Francis Ennor, the Municipal Director of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, said the directorate has stepped up measures to control the invasion of worms in farms. He...
The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has said increased consumption of locally processed cocoa can inure to the benefit of cocoa processing companies in the country. He said increased consumption would present an opportunity for industrialisation in the cocoa sector and the by-products from the processing...
The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has called for stricter sanctions for Freight Forward Operators, Customs Officers as well as individuals and institutions who fail to adhere to due processes in the export of food and other items to foreign markets. The Minister says the time...
The Government of Netherlands has expressed its commitment to help Ghana commercialise the production of vegetables and fruits through the use of technology. According to the government of Netherlands, the current policies that have been put in place by the government will help attract foreign investments as well as compel...
The technical committees of the Ghana-Cote D’Ivoire Joint Co-operation on Cocoa has begun a two-day meeting in Accra to discuss how to enhance farm-level productivity, marketing and issues of interest in international affairs. The meeting comes on the back of low cocoa prices on the international market and it is...
The Effutu Constituency has received eight boxes of insecticides as its share of the National consignment to manage and kill Army worms that are destroying farms in the area. Mr Thomas Adjie Baffor, Central Regional Minister who made the presentation at the forecourt of the Assembly, advised the municipal...
Last week witnessed a major paradigm shift in Ghana’s local honey industry as the demand for the commodity has now moved into a commercial drive. Over the years, Ghana's local honey industry has received little attention from government, policy makers and investors despite it's enormous economic and health benefits. The local...
The Ghana COCOBOD has announced over 53 percent reduction in the prices of fertilizer to cocoa farmers in the country. According to COCOBOD, the new policy directive by management is aimed at enhancing access to cocoa fertilizers to improve yield and incomes of cocoa farmers. Speaking to Citi Business...
The African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have held its Gender in Agribusiness Investments for Africa (GAIA) boot camp in Accra. The Gender in Agribusiness Investments for Africa (GAIA) competition, according to a press release from the US embassy in Accra was...
Ghana imported some 689,000 metric tonnes of rice in 2016, and that cost approximately $300 million, according to an official of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture. Mr Benjamin K. Gyasi, the Acting Chief Director, said rice had become one of the most important food staples in Ghana during a...