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Ghana | 6 September 2018
Ghana cocoa farmers harness the law to save forests, boost yields

A policy that grants farmers ownership of timber trees on cocoa farms in Ghana could help boost yields and curb deforestation, according to government officials and an industry group. Trees grow na...


Ghana | 1 August 2018
Ghana urges farmers to adopt climate-smart agriculture

Farmers in the country have been urged to adopt climate-smart agriculture to ensure food security. Acting Director of Crop Services at the Ministry of Agriculture (MOFA), Seth Osei Akoto said the c...


Ghana | 4 July 2018
The trick that turned seven bags of cocoa into 25

Digital technology is helping to transform the lives - and profits - of farmers. From apps to the blockchain technology behind bitcoin, farmers and smallholders are discovering new ways of doing busin...


Ghana | 3 July 2018
Can bitcoin technology help farmers get a better deal?

Digital technology is helping to transform the lives - and profits - of farmers. From apps to the blockchain technology behind bitcoin, farmers and smallholders are discovering new ways of doing busin...


Ghana | 22 June 2018
Africa's OPEC of cocoa to face first test on farmer prices

The top two cocoa growers’ plan to work together to exert more control over global prices will face a key test in just over three months. Ivory Coast and Ghana, which produce about 60 percent of th...


Ghana | 11 June 2018
Ghana launches nationwide census on agriculture

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Saturday launched the census of agriculture to gather reliable data to inform national policy interventions in the development of agriculture in the c...


Ghana | 16 March 2018
Ghana secures 39 mln USD loan for flagship agriculture program

Ghana secured here on Thursday an African Development Fund (ADF) loan of 27 million Units of Aid (UA-Currency of the African Development Bank) equivalent to 39.01 million U.S. dollars to support its f...


Ghana | 15 February 2018
Ghana reports severe bird flu on farm: OIE

Ghana has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H9N2 bird flu virus on a farm in the southwest of the country, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday, cit...


Ghana | 7 November 2017
Ghana eyes developing comprehensive agriculture blueprint

Ghana's Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia Monday opened a consultative forum towards the development of a comprehensive and integrated agricultural plan for the country. The forum assembled critical ...


Ghana | 20 October 2017
AfDB to invest $24 billion in agriculture in 10 years – Adesina

The African Development Bank, AfDB, has said it will invest $24 billion in agriculture over the next 10 years to help unlock its potential and assure food security in Africa. Akinwunmi Adesina, AfD...


Ghana | 10 October 2017
Younger farmers and more tractors: Africa needs to scale up, says report

African farming must modernise and replace its ageing workforce if the continent is going to be able to feed its rising population, a report by leading economists has warned. A transformation from ...


Ghana | 22 September 2017
Ghana's improved farming plan lacks cultivation

A new sugar factory in the grasslands west of Cape Coast, 80 miles from Accra, stands idle — a monument to frustrated intentions in Ghanaian agriculture. A first sugar mill at Komenda, built in the...


Ghana | 17 July 2017
Ghana set to promote agricultural production through science

A national consultative workshop on developing a roll-out plan for the implementation of the Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa (S3A) to help transform the agricultural sector, through science h...


Ghana | 26 June 2017
The prize-winning tech helping Ghana’s farmers to grow

Agyei Douglas is a farmer who grows vegetables near Kumasi in Ghana’s central Ashanti region. He used to struggle to access markets and capital. The information he needed was broadcast on the radio...


Ghana | 16 June 2017
Big data highlighted to transform Africa's agriculture

Strategic application of big data are expected to speed up modernization of Africa's agriculture sector and enhance its contribution to the continent's socio-economic transformation. African minist...


Ghana | 30 May 2017
Ghana to host first ever African Agricultural Ministers' conference

Ghana is set to host the first ever Agricultural Ministers' Conference in Africa, as part of efforts aimed at pushing the continent's agricultural transformation agenda. Ghana's Food and Agricultur...


Ghana | 23 May 2017
'Cool Agriculture' will attract African youth

Former President Mahama says Africa needs its educated youth who can understand the principles of increased agricultural productivity to participate in the sector. He said the bane of African agri...


Ghana | 11 May 2017
African governments urged to attract youth into agriculture

African governments and other stakeholders have been urged to encourage the youth to embrace agriculture and to let them understand that they could make money from the sector and its value-chains. ...


Ghana | 25 April 2017
Ghana: Realising Africa's agriculture potential

“Amaraaba!” smiled the military officer in combat fatigues, standing at a road block chicane as we left the small airport in Tamale. Her friendly Dagbani greeting contrasted with the signs dotted ...


Ghana | 27 February 2017
Africa Re partners World Bank on risk sharing for farmers

In order to reduce premium for farmers in Africa, the World Bank Group’s Global Index Insurance Facility (GIIF) and African Reinsurance Corporation (Africa Re) have entered into agreement to carry out...


Ghana | 24 February 2017
Africa's poultry industry on the rise

Dutch bank Rabobank is keen to support Africa’s Poultry sector. The bank says in a report that Africa is ready to take its place on the world stage, as the poultry industry is evolving, from a nati...


Ghana | 23 January 2017
Government urged to formulate national policy on e-agriculture

Participants at the end of the 68th Annual New Year School and Conference (ANYSC) have called on government to formulate a National E-agricultural Policy to promote national development through agricu...


Ghana | 18 October 2016
Sustainable agriculture can unlock $2.3 trillion, report says

Embedding sustainable business practices in the global food and agriculture industry could deliver an annual $2.3 trillion windfall, according to a major new study released by the Business and Sustai...


Ghana | 12 October 2016
As prices plunge, Africa surges into clean, cheap solar energy

Until almost two years ago, James Mbugua, a farmer living in Karai, a village on the outskirts of Kenya's capital, relied on kerosene to light his house, and a car battery to power his television so h...


Ghana | 7 October 2016
Excess food imports are destroying agriculture

Ghana's Minority New Patriotic Party (NPP), has accused the Mahama-led government of making the country more dependent on food imports as the agricultural sector has been neglected, which has seen unp...


Ghana | 27 September 2016
African agriculture is powering economic transformation

The evidence is now in and the verdict is that Africa’s agriculture is powering economic transformation in the region. African agriculture has shown remarkable improvement compared to its precarious s...


Ghana | 16 September 2016
Smarter farming could cut hunger in drought-hit southern Africa

Southern African farmers facing hunger as a result of worsening drought know a lot about climate change but lack the resources to put solutions that work into place, agriculture and development resear...


Ghana | 9 August 2016
Africa's farmers fret over Brexit amid calls to boost regional trade

African countries must trade more between themselves to be better equipped to deal with shocks in the global economy such as that caused by Britain’s vote to leave the EU. Speakers at a forum on th...


Ghana | 21 June 2016
New crop varieties 'can't keep up with global warming'

Crops yields around the world could fall within a decade unless action is taken to speed up the introduction of new varieties. A study says temperatures are rising faster than the development of cr...


Ghana | 25 May 2016
Brexit may provide boost for African agriculture

A UK departure from the European Union could help African countries to speed up agricultural innovation that is currently held back by stringent health and safety regulations. Next to raw minerals,...



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