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Cocoa price: Rainy days ahead – Cocobod CEO to farmers

Cocoa price: Rainy days ahead – Cocobod CEO to farmers

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has given hints that the country’s cocoa farmers would soon have something to smile about in the coming days as far as the pricing of cocoa beans for the 2020/2021 season is concerned. According to

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I never asked fishermen to engage in ‘saiko’ – Fisheries Minister

I never asked fishermen to engage in ‘saiko’ – Fisheries Minister

The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Madam Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, has refuted claims that she had purportedly encouraged a group of fishermen to undertake illegal fishing activity popularly known as “saiko”. In October last year, reports emerged that the

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Agric Ministry bans 9 districts from retail distribution of PFJ subsidized fertilizers

Agric Ministry bans 9 districts from retail distribution of PFJ subsidized fertilizers

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has with immediate effect suspended nine Municipal and District Assemblies in four northern regions from engaging in the retail haulage and distribution of the Government’s subsidised fertilizers under the Planting for Food and Jobs

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14,500 bags of fertiliser missing: CID arrests Asunafo N. MoFA director

14,500 bags of fertiliser missing: CID arrests Asunafo N. MoFA director

The Asunafo North Municipal Director of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Mr Eric Aduamah has been arrested by the Goaso police command over some 14,500 missing bags of fertiliser which were meant for farmers under the Planting for

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Cashew is the future of Adaklu-DCE

Cashew is the future of Adaklu-DCE

Mr Phanuel Donkor Kadey, the District Chief Executive of Adaklu said the Assembly was strategizing to use cashew cultivation to eliminate poverty in the farming area. “Adaklu land supports cashew cultivation so we are investing in large scale cultivation to

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Agric ministry triggers interventions to contain reemerging Fall Army Worms

Agric ministry triggers interventions to contain reemerging Fall Army Worms

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has triggered interventions to contain Fall Army Worms (FAW) which have resurfaced in some parts of the country. The Director of the Plant Protection Regulatory Service Directorate (PPRSD) at the ministry, Dr Felicia

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Adopt measures to deal with pervasive child labour in agriculture

Adopt measures to deal with pervasive child labour in agriculture

The Leadership of the Global March Against Child Labour has called on the international community to take immediate and appropriate integrated actions to end all forms of child labour, especially its worst forms in agriculture. The world must address this

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It is criminal to tamper with scales – Chief Farmer

It is criminal to tamper with scales – Chief Farmer

Nene Ashaley Adjabeng, Chief Cocoa Farmer for AnumApapam in the Ayensuano District, has cautioned that, it is a criminal offence to tamper with weighing scales with the intention to cheat farmers. In an exclusive interview shortly after a farmers’ quarterly

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Ho marks World Food Safety Day

Ho marks World Food Safety Day

The World Food Safety Day has been marked in Ho, Volta regional capital by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) with a call on actors to collaborate and ensure food safety along the value-chain. The day was marked for the

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Best Farmer calls for a paradigm shift in farming to address poverty

Best Farmer calls for a paradigm shift in farming to address poverty

Mr Maxwell Akandem, Chief Executive Officer of Akandem Farms has appealed for support for small holder farmers to shift away from old ways of subsistence farming. He said there was the need to move away from farming for consumption to

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