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Kenya urged to invest more in agriculture

Experts on Friday urged Kenya to increase investments in the agricultural sector to boost the country's economic growth. Ken Gichinga, chief economist...

AfDB Annual Meetings: Donors pledge $17 million to combat rural poverty

African and non-regional donors have pledged $17 million to replenish the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund, an initiative which aims to provide food security and...
Agriculture Produce

Southern African countries call for climate smart agriculture

Government ministers from Southern African countries have called for accelerating the adoption of climate smart agriculture to meet the food demand of a growing...
Planting for Food and Jobs

PFJs Have Made Agricultural Much Cheaper

Farmers in Domowa, a predominantly farming community in the Wa West District, have praised the introduction of the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJs)...
Agriculture Produce

CSIR-SARI and Tropical Legumes III Project Targets Youth

Mr Fuseini Zaanyeya, who is 35 years old from Gbrimani Tibogu, cultivates and aggregates cowpea in the Tolon District of the Northern Region, where...
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-SARI)

CSIR-SARI promoting climate change adaptation strategies in agriculture

Dr Alhassan Lansah Abdulai, Agro-Meteorologist at the Savannah Agricultural Research Institute of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-SARI), has said the Institute is...
farmers

U.S. Embassy and Knutsford Discuss Women in Agriculture

The United States (U.S) Embassy in Accra, in collaboration with the Knutsford University Collage on Wednesday, held a panel discussion on the topic: “Women...
Taat Project

TAAT project Aims at Propagating Agriculture Technologies

In the quest to increase yields of crops, ensure food security in the midst of long drought and torrential rains, the first cohort of...
climate Change

AU Commission Supports Resilience Agriculture for Climate Change

The African Union Commission (AUC) has reiterated its commitment to engage with multiple stakeholders with the view of supporting African nations in setting up...
Yendi Water Projects

Ghana Government Signs Deals for Agriculture Mechanisation

The Government has reached final agreements with the India Export-Import (EXIM) Bank for the financing arrangements towards improvement of agricultural mechanisation services in farming...
Agriculture Produce

Stakeholders Discuss Agriculture Policy

Stakeholders in the agricultural value chain have converged in Accra to validate a proposed Ghana Agricultural Engineering Policy and Strategy (GAEPS) aimed at boosting...
agricultural productivity

Stakeholders pledge to find engineering policy for agriculture

Stakeholders in the agricultural value chain have converged in Accra to validate the proposed Ghana Agricultural Engineering Policy and Strategy (GAEPS) aimed at promoting...
Agriculture Produce

Stakeholders in Agriculture take measures against postharvest losses

Agriculture sector players in the Upper West Region have formed an ad hoc platform aimed at laying the foundation for agricultural value chain actors...
farmers

Farmers Urged to See Agriculture as a Vocation

An Agric-business entity, Gohuballe Agric Business (GAB), has praised hardworking farmers for the 2018/2019 crop season at Gwolou in the Sissala West District with...
Agriculture Produce

Government tasked to Ensure Gender Equality in Ghana’s Agricultural Sector

The Ghana Trade and Livelihood Coalition (GTLC) has called on the Government to ensure gender equality in the agriculture sector by eliminating inherent inhibitions...
Financing Agriculture

Stakeholders Debate on Agriculture Sector Funding

Stakeholders in Ghana’s agricultural sector on Thursday, converged at a forum in Accra, to brainstorm on the best ways to access funding from financial...
farmers

Agriculture has a woman factor which supports the economy

Fear griped the Napila Community in the Bimbila District of the Northern Region when the news of a couple who went to the farm...
Professor Eric Yirenkyi Danquah

Prof. Danquah Urges African Leaders to Do More for Agriculture

Professor Eric Yirenkyi Danquah, the Founding Director of the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), University of Ghana, on Wednesday urged African governments...
Agriculture Training Centre

Italian Ambassador Paves Way for Agriculture Training Centre

Mr Giovanni Favillin, the Italian Ambassador to Ghana, has performed the ground-breaking ceremony for work to begin on the construction of multi-million Cedi Agriculture...
agricultural productivity

China Targets Agriculture, Mining, Manufacturing as well as Services Sector Expansion

China will roll out more opening measures in the agriculture, mining, manufacturing and service sectors, and allow wholly foreign funded enterprises to operate in...
agricultural productivity

MP Applauds Government’s Agricultural Programmes

Mr Kwame Asafu-Agyei, Chairman of Food, Agriculture and Cocoa Affairs Committee of Parliament has praised government’s flagship agriculture programme, Planning for Food and Jobs,...
Agriculture Produce

Agriculture is very profitable

Mr Solomon Anani Attipoe, the New Juaben South Municipal Crop Officer, Food and Agriculture Ministry, has encouraged the youth to venture into agriculture, telling...
agricultural productivity

Tanzania to allocate more financial resources to revamp agriculture sector

Tanzanian government on Monday pledged to allocate more financial resources to revamp the agriculture sector, which employ more than 70 percent of the east...
irrigation

Irrigation farming must be encouraged to supplement rain-fed agriculture

Dr George Y. Mahama, an agronomist, has said there is the need for government to improve irrigation farming to supplement the current rain-fed agriculture...
Farmers in Nigeria

Elections 2019: WANEP schools stakeholders on Farmers Manifesto in Bauchi State

Ahead of the 2019 General elections in Nigeria, the West Africa Network for Peace Building (WANEP) has urged relevant stakeholders in the socio-economic...
EU Support

EU Earmarks €147 Million to Boost Agriculture in Northern Ghana

The European Union, as part of its partnership with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, is finalising a 147 million-Euro intervention to revolutionarise agriculture...

ACEP Charges Parliament Not To Approve Any CSR Budget For GNPC

Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) has expressed its dissatisfaction on the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation's (GNPC) intent to spend US$ 43.05 million on...
Africa’s Bright Economic Future Is Its Youth

Africa Needs Real Economic Growth, Not IMF Accountants

A recent forum sponsored by Brookings Institute in Washington DC entitled: “Top priorities for Africa in 2019” produced a healthy discussion that alluded to...
Agriculture Produce

Cape Coast: Absence of Professional Extension Hinders Agriculture

Inadequate agriculture extension agents in the Cape Coast Metropolis is hampering agricultural services delivery, Mr Henry Fordjour, the Metropolitan Director of Agriculture, has said. The...
Youth Agriculture

Realistic Structures Will Drive Youth into Agriculture

Mr William Henry Fordjour, the Cape Coast Metropolitan Director of Agric has called on the Government to institute concrete structures to attract the youth...