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Scientists urge Kenya to embrace cassava to boost food security

Scientists have urged Kenya to embrace production of cassava in order to boost the country's food security. Virus Resistant Cassava for Africa (VIRCA) Kenya Project...

Soil Scientist Ask Gov’t Of Ghana To Prioritize Irrigation

A soil scientist has called for aggressive promotion of simple water harvesting techniques for all year round farming, to aid the success of the...

Regional Minister Seek Tax Holiday For Investors In C/R

The Central Regional Minister, Mr Kwamena Duncan has proposed to Government to consider granting tax holidays to investors who operate in Regions taunted as...

Turkish Government To Partner Ghana To Boost Agriculture

Turkish Ambassador, Nesrin Bayazit, on Friday gave the assurance that the Turkish Government would partner Ghana to boost agriculture production. She said Turkey had expertise...

Government Urged To Enact Policies To Boost Investments In NTEs

Mr Albert Atuah Amponsah, the Managing Proprietor of Albe Farms, producers of pineapples and vegetables, has called on the Government to formulate a policy...

Make Volta Region A Cassava Processing Hub – Caltech

Mr Chris Quarshie, Managing Director, Caltech Ventures, has called on entrepreneurs to establish cassava processing facilities in Ho, Adaklu and Abutia districts to turn...

NBSSI Suggests Ho Be Given Cassava Factory

The Volta Regional Office of the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) has proposed the establishment of a cassava processing plant in the...

Afigya-Kwabre: Cereal And Grains Production Given Boost

Mr. Kwaku Oppong-Kyekyeku Kaakyire, the District Chief Executive (DCE), said it had already established 10 demonstration farms to expose the farmers to appropriate skills...

Food crop cassava changing lives in western Kenya

A group of farmers in the region have ventured into adding value to organic crop, hence boosting their yield. Isaiah Odongo, a...

Volta Region Has Huge Surpluses From Cassava Production

He said in 2015, the Region recorded 1,350,633.30 metric tonnes of cassava against a regional consumption of 365,490.85 metric tonnes, resulting in a surplus...

Cassava and Gari prices made gains

There have been recent reports of an increase in the price of cassava across the various markets due to shortage of the produce. The Agric...

Minister Denies Cassava Shortage In Ghana

He said the country produced enough cassava to feed the populace, however, there was an appreciated value addition to cassava which made people think...

New Technology For Harvesting Cassava In A Minute

This is because, a device developed by an agricultural engineer at the Agricultural Engineering Department of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology...

Price of Fufu goes up in Kumasi

Some residents of Kumasi in the Ashanti region are complaining bitterly about the unavailability of Cassava, a major ingredient used for preparing fufu, a...

1,242 community Demonstration centres established for farmers

The improved crops are cassava (Ampong, Sikabankye, Otuhia and Bronibankye), sweet potato (Apomuden, Ogyefo, Tech Santom) and cocoyam. Others are maize (Omankwa, Abontem and other...

Maize Prices Have Gone Up By 5%

They price of maize went up by 5% in the last week of March and is now selling at an average price of GHc5.40...

Ghanaians Expected To Pay More For Yam

The price of yam has increased by 8 percent and is now being sold in the market at an average price of GHc5.20 per...

Cassava Holds Great Prospects For Future Industrial Growth

Due to the versatility of High Quality Cassava flour (HQCF) and high starch content, cassava could be processed into four main product areas, which...

SARI to develop crop varieties that fit into agro-ecologies

Dr Roger A. L. Kanton, the Principal Research Scientist, SARI-CSIR, said the goal of the programme was to develop crop varieties that fit into...

Commercialization Of Cassava Can Transform Economy

Cassava holds the potential for helping to transform the economy. According to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ghana produces about 16 million metric tonnes...

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