Ghana’s honey industry gets boost with first honey-based drink

Honey Industry

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 honey and bee farmers have been crying out loud ...

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COCOBOD announces over 53% cut in prices of cocoa fertilizers

Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire Cocoa

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 News in an interview, the Public Relations Manager at COCOBOD, Noah ...

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Bridging the Gender Gap in Agriculture in Africa

Gender equality in Agriculture

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 launched to bridge the gender gap in agricultural research and ...

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Ghana imported $300m worth of rice in 2016

Rice imports

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 mid-term review workshop of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). ...

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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


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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