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Private sector role in quality input: A catalyst for Agric sector transformation

Agriculture in Ghana remains key to sustainable employment and food security as a result of the contribution of stakeholders, including the private sector actors. The...
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Breach of contract: Agriculture College graduates bare teeth at gov’t

Agriculture College graduates have expressed worry over the government’s failure to honour their part of contract in engaging them under the Youth Employment Agency...
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9-Member CPC Governing Board Inducted

Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister of Food and Agriculture, has inaugurated a nine-member Governing Board for the Cocoa Processing Company (CPC), with a charge...
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Highlights of Discussions Held in Parliament Over The Week

MPs condemn sexual assault Members of Parliament widely condemned the spate of sexual assaults in the country, with disappointment in how State security agencies handle...
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Ghana Assured Of Bumper Harvest This Year – Afriyie Akoto

Ghana is expected to experience excesses in the production of the five main crops being cultivated under the pilot phase of the Planting for...

Ministry Of Agriculture To Construct Warehouse In Each District

Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, the Minister of Food and Agriculture, has said 1,000 metric tonne capacity warehouse would be constructed in each of the...

Nana Addo Pledges To Modernise Agriculture

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Wednesday launched the “Planting for Food and Jobs” campaign, with a pledge to modernise agriculture and improve production...
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Dev’t Partners To Offer Expertise For One Village One Dam Project

The Government of Ghana is liaising with three different partners from both the United States and Brazil for expert advice and services on the...
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Ghana’s health, education and agriculture sector Needs Equal Attention

He said this is because, “there is a link between high performance in the agricultural sector and its benefits on the health and educational...
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Professors applauded for taking up commercial agriculture

He said the academicians and former civil servants are engaging their rural communities in large scale banana and groundnut production and this is a...
Alhaji Limuna Mohammed-Muniru

BoG Introduces Crop Insurance Scheme For Farmers

The scheme, which would become operational from this year’s farming season, would be supported by the BoG with an initial fund of 100,000 million...
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GASIP Launched To Contribute To Sustainable Poverty Reduction

GASIP, a six-year programme, being implemented by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), is co-financed by the government and the International Fund for...
An exhibitor from Amiran Kenya sets his fresh produce during the Annual Naivasha Horticulture Trade Fair held in Naivasha, Nakuru County recently. Kenyan fruits and vegetables face ban in the EU market due to failure to meet set regulations. Photo: Antony Gitonga/Standard

Ghana likely to face food insecurity

Ghana currently depends largely on neighboring countries for its local consumption. Staples food like plantain, yam, cocoyam, citrus fruits and vegetables are all exported...
Alhaji Limuna Mohammed-Muniru

Ghana’s foreign exchange inflows affected by trade restriction

According to him, the ban which took effect in September 2015 has affected foreign exchange inflows, income for farmers and employment for the teeming...

2016 agricultural subsidy programme launched

Government has subsidized 180,000mt of granular fertilizer at a cost of GH₵ 120.0 million and organic fertilizer at a cost of GH₵ 18.0million. Alhaji Lumina...

Government subsidized granular fertilizer

Government has subsidized 180,000mt of granular fertilizer at a cost of gh₵120.0million and organic fertilizer at a cost of gh₵18.0million. Alhaji Lumina said with effect...
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National Farmers Day Forum held ahead of celebrations

The Sixth National Farmers Day Forum has been held in Bolgatanga, Upper East Region, ahead of the National Celebration of the main event. The forum...

NPP MPs Engage in Politics of Old

No sooner had Finance Minister Seth Terkper finished delivering the budget on the floor of Parliament on Friday than the Minority MPs brandished papers...

Government Signs $10million Grant Agreement With IFAD

Today the Government of the Republic of Ghana and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed a US$36.6 million loan and $10 million...

Government to increases agricultural productivity

Mr Fifi Kwetey, Minister of Food and Agriculture, has expressed the Government?s determination to promote agricultural productivity and thriving agri-business through research and technology...
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Ghana’s Vegetable exports to makes strides

Vegetable farmers in Ghana producing for export and export companies are increasingly complying with quality and safety standards in line with international market requirements,...

2014 National Fertiliser Subsidy Programme Not successful

Government on Tuesday said it could not roll-out the national fertiliser subsidy programme for the 2014 cropping season. This, according to Mr Fifi Fiavi Kwetey,...
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We need subsidies to meet local food demands -V/R best farne

Mr Michael Thompson Sedohia, 2014 Volta Regional Best Farmer on Friday said farmers in the country needed subsidies on fertilizer and fish feed to...

Farmers entreated to wean themselves off subsidies

Mr Fiifi Fiavi Kwetey, Minister of Food and Agriculture, on Tuesday entreated Ghanaian farmers to gradually wean themselves off subsidies on farming inputs and...

Mnister launches reforms for African Agribusiness project

Mr Fifi Kwetey, Minister of Food and Agriculture on Monday launched the Micro Reforms for African Agribusiness (MIRA) project, to support the development of...

US Farmers Union President arrives in Ghana

Mr Fifi Kwetey, Minister of Food and Agriculture, on Tuesday welcomed the President of US National Farmers? Union, Mr Roger Johnson, who is in...