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...
The Minister of Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto has predicted a further drop in revenue from cocoa for this year.This also comes after the ten percent drop in revenue from cocoa exports between February 2016 and February 2017. According to the Minister, the declining global price of cocoa will largely...
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...
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...
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...
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...

Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, the Minister-Designate for Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has unveiled government’s National Campaign with the slogan “Planting for Food and Jobs”. The campaign forms part of efforts…

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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...
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...
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...