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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,...


Ghana | 25 November 2015
Depleted soil locks rural farmers in trap of ultra-poverty

One of the thorniest questions in economic development is why sub-Saharan Africa is home to most of the world's extreme poor, who suffer from persistent, grinding poverty that can last for generations...


Ghana | 3 November 2015
Africa should invest in agriculture

About 65 per cent of the African population lives in rural areas and relies on agriculture as the prime source of income; this is according to John Magnay, head of agriculture finance at Opportunities...


Ghana | 25 September 2015
‘Ghana needs more vets to develop livestock industry’

The Deputy Director of the Ghana Veterinary Services (GVS), Dr Anthony Akunzule, has called for the training of more veterinary doctors to help develop the country’s livestock industry, stressing that...


Ghana | 17 August 2015
Bird Flu outbreak becoming major concern to poultry farmers

The outbreak of Avian Influenza in Ghana has become a major concern to most poultry farmers. The virus was detected in May this year and called for serious sensitization for its eradication. To ...


Ghana | 16 July 2015
African agriculture needs more of the green stuff, says farming alliance chief

Investing in African farmers is a moral necessity but also an economic imperative, according to the head of the Alliance for the Green Revolution in Africa (Agra), who fears that recent progress in th...


Ghana | 24 June 2015
Invest in Africa’s women farmers

Climate change is happening: Scientists say it is, environmentalists agree and, most important, women farmers report the truth of it. Oxfam is very clear that climate change is the biggest threat ...


Ghana | 5 June 2015
Africa's farmers fight the corporate takeover of seeds, land and food

Lured by promises of aid and investment, African governments are rewriting laws to create lucrative opportunities for corporate agribusiness, writes Chris Walker - while consigning their own farmers t...


Ghana | 4 June 2015
Agriculture will drive Africa's rise to economic power

I was in Mali recently where I met a woman, Maimouna Coulibaly, who several years ago left her job in the United States and returned to her home country to start a seed company called Faso Kaba. She q...


Ghana | 23 March 2015
The GM crops debate moves to Africa – and it’s just as noisy

It is strange to see an apparently ordinary field surrounded by a seven-foot steel fence topped with barbed wire. The banana trees being grown inside don’t look any different from those that are u...


Ghana | 6 March 2015
Innovation key to Africa's agricultural potential

In order for Africa to compete in a developing global bio-economy, the continent must embrace agricultural innovations. This was highlighted during a two-day forum recently held in Nairobi organise...


Ghana | 8 December 2014
Corporations, U.S. join forces to aid African farmers

President Barack Obama is counting on an unusual mix of taxpayer dollars and investments from profit-hunting agribusiness giants such as DuPont to feed the globe's growing population. For the plan ...