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$34m North Tongu irrigation project 60% complete

$34m North Tongu irrigation project 60% complete

  As part of government’s objective to fast track agriculture production to make the country self-sufficient, the irrigation infrastructure been undertaken on behalf of Ghana Commercial Agriculture Project is progressing steadily and almost 60% complete. Speaking to the press on

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Oti Region: Cocoa farmers cautioned against cocoa smuggling

Oti Region: Cocoa farmers cautioned against cocoa smuggling

The Oti Regional Minister, Nana Kwesi Owusu Yeboah, has cautioned cocoa farmers in the region to desist from smuggling cocoa beans to neighbouring Togo. He noted that such practice is not only illegal and unpatriotic, but also a drain on

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Locust swarm: UN warns of famine in Ethiopia, Kenya,

Locust swarm: UN warns of famine in Ethiopia, Kenya,

The East African region could be on the verge of famine if huge swarms of locusts devouring crops and pasture are not brought under control, a top UN official has told the BBC. It would create a food crisis, Dominique

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AfDB says claim that it contributes to the continent’s debt problem inaccurate

AfDB says claim that it contributes to the continent’s debt problem inaccurate

   The African Development Bank says the assertion that it contributes to the continent’s debt problem and that it has lower standards of lending is misleading and inaccurate. World Bank President David Malpass was recently quoted as saying that some

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ADB to publish names, pictures of loan defaulters after 30 days

ADB to publish names, pictures of loan defaulters after 30 days

The Agricultural Development Bank (adb) has announce it will from the next 30 days begin publishing the names and pictures of all persons who have defaulted in paying back loans they took from the bank.   In the case of

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‘Mouth and Foot’ disease kills calf, affects 200 cattle in South Tongu

‘Mouth and Foot’ disease kills calf, affects 200 cattle in South Tongu

  By Stanley Awalime, GNA Dedenu (VR), Jan. 10, GNA – Dr. Jehadi Osei-Bonsu, South Tongu District Veterinary Officer said a calf has been confirmed dead and 200 cattle affected by a suspected outbreak of “mouth and foot” disease at

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Farming is not a punishment – Oforikrom MCE

Farming is not a punishment – Oforikrom MCE

The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Oforikrom, Hon. Gloria Temmah Gambrah has advised especially the youth to desist from seeing farming as a punishment. According to the MCE, gone are the days farming was mistaken to be a punishment rather

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Selorm Debrah crowned the best Veterinary Ambassador

Selorm Debrah crowned the best Veterinary Ambassador

  By Erica Apeatua Addo, GNA Takoradi (W/R), Dec 16, GNA – Mr Selorm Debrah, Veterinarian in charge of Aowin Municipality in the Western North Region, has been adjudged the best veterinary ambassador. The award was bestowed on Mr Debrah

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Retired teacher picks best farmer award in Tongo District Social Best Farmer tongo

Retired teacher picks best farmer award in Tongo District Social Best Farmer tongo

By Godfred A. Polkuu, GNA Tongo, (U/E) Dec. 7, GNA – Mr Anthony Minyella, a retired teacher was on Friday adjudged the best farmer in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region, while 15 other farmers came up in

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Low yield, disease, pests major cocoa problems – Imani

Low yield, disease, pests major cocoa problems – Imani

Cocoa A report dubbed: “Exploring Revenue Management and Producer Pricing Mechanism within Ghana’s Cocoa sector” compiled by think tank Imani Ghana, has noted that poor output, pests and diseases remain major challenges facing the cocoa sector of the Ghanaian economy.

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