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Ghana likely to lose fish stock next year if…Scientist warns

Ghana likely to lose fish stock next year if…Scientist warns

Ghana is facing imminent fish stock depletion unless something drastic is done to save the industry, scientist, Prof. Kobbina Yankson has cautioned. According to the Chairman for Scientific and Technical Working Group for Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP), the

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Sixty women farmers trained in tractor operation

Sixty women farmers trained in tractor operation

Mr George Oduro, a Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, in-charge of Horticulture, has opened a 15-week capacity building for 60 women in commercial farming. The women, selected from across the country, are being trained in tractor operation, maintenance and

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Barclays collaborates with GCX to support farmers, traders on local bourse

Barclays collaborates with GCX to support farmers, traders on local bourse

Barclays Bank Ghana, a member of Absa Group, is set to provide a financing programme to support Ghanaian farmers and traders on the Ghana Commodity Exchange (GCX). In a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) recently signed with the managers of the

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1 million farmers to benefit from fertilizer subsidies in 2019

1 million farmers to benefit from fertilizer subsidies in 2019

The Ministry of Agriculture has targeted 1 million farmers to benefit from subsidized fertilizer in its Planting for Food and Jobs program in 2019.  This target was raised from that of 700,000 following improved numbers of farmers who got covered

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MoFA Team Pays Working Visit to Green Gold Ghana

MoFA Team Pays Working Visit to Green Gold Ghana

A delegation from the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has paid a working visit to Green Gold Ghana, a Social Enterprise based in Zongo Macheri in the Krachi Nchumuru District of the Volta Region. Green Gold Social Enterprise is

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Cocoa farmers call for reform of mass cocoa spraying exercise

Cocoa farmers call for reform of mass cocoa spraying exercise

The 2017 National Best Cocoa Farmer has called on government to reform the mass cocoa spraying exercise as he believes some farmers are not benefiting from it despite the huge investments government makes into it. Yakubu Osman wants government to

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COCOBOD CEO warns of troubling times for cocoa sector if…

COCOBOD CEO warns of troubling times for cocoa sector if…

Chief Executive Officer of COCOBOD, Joseph Boahen Aidoo has warned cocoa farmers against the use of chemicals since this could affect cocoa production levels. Interacting with the 2018 National Best Cocoa Farmer, Charles Gyamfi, the promising young cocoa farmer, Paul

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$12m worth of fertilizer for Planting for Food and Jobs missing

$12m worth of fertilizer for Planting for Food and Jobs missing

About 50,000 metric tonnes of subsidized fertilizer worth $12 million meant for the government’s Planting for Food and Jobs program missing. They were believed to have been smuggled to Burkina Faso and Togo, according to the report of the Parliamentary

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‘Malaria-stricken farmers lose 60% of produce yearly’

‘Malaria-stricken farmers lose 60% of produce yearly’

Ghanaian farmers are unable to harvest 60 per cent of their crops every year due to malaria, the Technical Adviser to the Private Sector Malaria Prevention (PSMP) programme, Tetteh Ogun has said.According to him, studies have shown that malaria-afflicted farmers

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Volta Was the Stand of Attraction at 2018 Farmers’ Day-Minister Boasts

Volta Was the Stand of Attraction at 2018 Farmers’ Day-Minister Boasts

Volta Regional Minister, Dr Archibald Yao Letsa has boasted of his region’s performance in the agriculture sector making it the centre of attraction at the recently held National Farmers’ Day in Tamale, Northern Region. According to Dr Letsa, participants at

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