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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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Local rice expensive because we use robotic scarecrows to ward off stubborn birds – AgroKings MD

Local rice expensive because we use robotic scarecrows to ward off stubborn birds – AgroKings MD

Lily Marie Deploying robotic scarecrows to ward off stubborn birds from rice farms is expensive – a major cost factor in the production of locally-grown rice – which makes it a bit more expensive than the imported brands, Ms Lily

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Forestry Commission issues alert about possible elephant invasion

Forestry Commission issues alert about possible elephant invasion

The Wildlife Unit of the Forestry Commission is cautioning communities within the Eastern Corridor about the possible invasion of wild animals, particularly elephants, of their homes. This usually happens as the animals are set to move out in search of

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Ghana to stop rice importation in next five years – AGRA

Ghana to stop rice importation in next five years – AGRA

    Ghana could stop rice importation in the next five years, according to Odiasempa Antwi Obugyei II, a rice seedling producer for the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). He said with the right structures in place

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Yam sellers invade Accra streets

Yam sellers invade Accra streets

174 Shares Share Tweet Yam sellers are gradually taking over some principal streets of Accra in what has become a source of livelihood for many young men. Though a risky task, the able-bodied young men can be seen running and

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Parliament approves $600m cocoa loan

Parliament approves $600m cocoa loan

Ghana’s parliament on Wednesday, 6 November 2019 approved the $600-million loan agreement for the Cocoa Productivity Enhancement Project. Several initiatives such as mass cocoa-spraying exercises, agronomic support and input subsidies are expected to be undertaken under the project. The loan

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Minority fights $600m Cocobod facility

Minority fights $600m Cocobod facility

The Minority in Parliament is raising opposition to a $600-million Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) loan facility meant to boost cocoa production. The Minority fears the loan will not be used for the purpose for which it is being procured. Per

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Cocoa sector to get $600m to boost production

Cocoa sector to get $600m to boost production

The government is to inject a $600 million stimulus package into the cocoa sector through a Cocoa Productivity Enhancement Program. Announcing this on Sunday at a briefing in Peduase, Eastern Region, Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said: “The stimulus will

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It is criminal offence to tamper with scales – Chief Farmer

It is criminal offence to tamper with scales – Chief Farmer

  Nene Ashaley Adjabeng, Chief Farmer for Anum Apapam in the Ayensuano District, has said it is a criminal offence to tamper with weighing scales used in the cocoa sector. In an interview with the Ghana News Agency shortly after

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