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Cocoa to disappear in 40 years if climate change ‘runs rampant’ – Experts

Cocoa to disappear in 40 years if climate change ‘runs rampant’ – Experts

The Convener of Mission 2020, a global initiative pushing for urgent action on climate change, Christiana Figueres, has warned that cocoa is likely to disappear in the next four decades if global warming continues to be a big problem. Farmers

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$25m starch processing plant to be set up in Volta Region

$25m starch processing plant to be set up in Volta Region

A 200-tonnne-a-day starch processing plant, estimated to cost US$25million, is to be set-up in the Nkwanta South district of the Volta Region. The project, which is expected to be completed within 12months, is expected to help reduce the country’s starch

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Farmers want Akufo-Addo to ‘reform farm input subsidy programme’

Farmers want Akufo-Addo to ‘reform farm input subsidy programme’

Smallholder farmers in Ghana have petitioned the President to adopt a more sustainable investment drive for agriculture and cut down on over-reliance on the use of inorganic fertilizer. Among other things, the Peasant Farmers’ Association of Ghana (PFAG) wants Nana

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Three irrigation projects in North Tongu district inaugurated

Three irrigation projects in North Tongu district inaugurated

The Northern Rural Growth Programme (NRGP) in collaboration with the Ghana Irrigation development Authority (GIDA) and other stakeholders has rehabilitated three irrigation projects in the North Tongu District. The projects which is at a cost of six point five million

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Speaker summons Agric Minister over fake cocoa insecticide

Speaker summons Agric Minister over fake cocoa insecticide

The Speaker of Parliament, Mike Oquaye has directed the Food and Agriculture Minister to appear before the house on June 5 to present a report on a fake cocoa insecticide causing havoc in cocoa growing areas. The directive followed a

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Force Agric Minister to appear, answer questions in Parliament – Muntaka to Speaker

Force Agric Minister to appear, answer questions in Parliament – Muntaka to Speaker

The Minority in Parliament has demanded that the Speaker forces the Agriculture Minister to the House to answer questions after his no-show stalled consideration of an urgent matter on the floor. The leadership of the Minority rejected explanation for Dr

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GSS Field Officers engaged for Agricultural census in VR

GSS Field Officers engaged for Agricultural census in VR

The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has deployed 522 field officers to the Volta Region for this year’s Agricultural census after 33 years of discontinuation. The trained field officers are made up of field supervisors, interviewers, monitors from GSS and the

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Re-introduce agric studies – Experts urge gov’t

Re-introduce agric studies – Experts urge gov’t

Agricultural scientists across the country are calling on the government to revive the interest of agriculture in the youth by incorporating the subject into the curriculum of basic, secondary and tertiary institutions like it used to be. According to the

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V/R: We are prepared for Fall Armyworm – FAO

V/R: We are prepared for Fall Armyworm – FAO

The Volta Regional Directorate of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture has said it is prepared for any attack by fall armyworm this farming season. Mr Victor Ashigbie, the Regional Desk Officer for Fall Armyworm, in an interview with the

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Genetically-modified maize could help fight armyworm – Experts

Genetically-modified maize could help fight armyworm – Experts

Research Scientists attached to the Biotechnology Research Programme (BRP) of the Crop Research Institute (CRI), have advocated the development and use of genetically-modified (GM) maize to deal with the devastating effects of the fall armyworm infestation in Ghanaian farmlands. Professor

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