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Gov’t lauded for maintaining cocoa producer price

Gov’t lauded for maintaining cocoa producer price

Government has been applauded for maintaining the producer price of cocoa for the 2018/2019 cocoa season.Nana Johnson Mensah Cocoa Farmers’ Representative on the Board of Directors of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) praised government and COCOBOD for keeping the producer

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Government commits ¢50 million to coffee production

Government commits ¢50 million to coffee production

Government has committed about ¢50 million to embark on a program to grow and export coffee as a commercial crop, Agric Minister, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has said. This was made known at the Ghana Coffee Conference in Accra which saw

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Now anybody can do poultry thanks to Smart Poultry initiative

Now anybody can do poultry thanks to Smart Poultry initiative

The zeal for smart farming and Agriculture, in particular, has seen Eugene Ohemeng and his team at Honex Farms, introduce the Honex Smart Poultry scheme which seeks to bridge the gap in supply since our demand outweighs supply When time changes our methods and processes must also

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Ghana, I. Coast cocoa plan won’t jolt world prices – Report

Ghana, I. Coast cocoa plan won’t jolt world prices – Report

Plans by the world’s top cocoa growers Ivory Coast and Ghana to harmonise bean prices are unlikely to have much effect on world markets because of differences between their marketing systems and minimal domestic processing, Fitch Solutions analysts said.The two

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Ghana, Ivory Coast cocoa plan to have limited effect on world prices: report

Ghana, Ivory Coast cocoa plan to have limited effect on world prices: report

Plans by the world’s top cocoa growers Ivory Coast and Ghana to harmonize bean prices are unlikely to have much effect on world markets because of differences between their marketing systems and minimal domestic processing, Fitch Solutions analysts said. The

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UCC pilots edible urban landscape in Cape Coast

UCC pilots edible urban landscape in Cape Coast

The School of Agriculture at the University of Cape Coast has demonstrated a greenhouse production and the greening of the environment in urban residential areas in Cape Coast. The project seeks to test an idea of greening, actively managing and

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51 agric students off to Israel for studies

51 agric students off to Israel for studies

Fifty-one Ghanaian agriculture graduates will, on 20 September 2018, leave the shores of Ghana for Israel where they would be taking part in a specialised “agrostudies” programme.Jointly put together by the governments of Ghana and Israel, the programme offers an

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Forestry C’ssion slashes afforestation staff allowance

Forestry C’ssion slashes afforestation staff allowance

The Forestry Commission has slashed the allowances of the staff of the Youth in Afforestation programme.The allowance for supervisors, that is graduates, has been slashed from the monthly GHS1,200 to GHS700.HND holders who were initially earning GHS800 as deputy supervisors,

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Over 10,000 hectares of farmlands under planting for food & jobs destroyed

Over 10,000 hectares of farmlands under planting for food & jobs destroyed

Government’s flagship agriculture programme, Planting for Food and Jobs has suffered a major setback following the destruction of over 10,000 hectares of farmland in the Upper East Region. The programme, which is expected to modernize agriculture, improve production, and achieve

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Fisherman jailed 20 years for incest

Fisherman jailed 20 years for incest

A Circuit Court at Aflao, presided over by Mr Ali Baba Abature, has sentenced a fisherman, accused of incest, to 20 years imprisonment. Kofi Adelashie has been arrested for having sex with his teenage biological daughter and he pleaded not

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