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

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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 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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Bambara beans farmers want support to increase production

Some Bambara beans farmers in the Upper West Region are calling on stakeholders in agriculture to identify strategies to improve on food security in the region. The farmers say bambara beans is one of the important food crops that helps in fighting hunger among rural folks but has over the years been seen as a crop for women. Traditionally, bambara ...

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