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MOFA TAKES A BOLD STEP- Over 250,000 farmers already biometrically registered

The Alliance for Development and Industrialization (ADI) has commended the government for its bold initiative taken to biometrically register farmers across the country under...

GMOs are not the way to go!

A research scientist at the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) is recommending that Ghanaians embrace biotechnology in agriculture production to ensure increased crop yields...
rice

A Glance At Local Rice Production In Ghana

Rice has become the second most important food staple after maize in Ghana and its consumption keeps increasing as a result of population growth,...
Planting trees

Governments PFJs to receive support from FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has pledged support for government’s flagship initiative ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ Programme, which seeks to create job...
armyworms

Ghana says prepared to manage Fall Armyworms invasion

Government of Ghana has put in place far reaching measures to manage any incidence of Fall Army Worm invasion which had cost the country...
farmers

71,501 Farmers in Upper East Register for Government’s PFJ

A total 71,501 farmers in the Upper East Region have registered to participate in the government’s signature “Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ)” programme,...
A drone sprays pesticide in a field in Duchang County of Jiujiang City, east China's Jiangxi Province, July 2, 2015. (Xinhua/Fu Jianbin)

Fumesua: Workshop on pesticide handling ends

A day’s workshop to establish linkages along the agricultural value chain to foster knowledge-sharing and information dissemination on the appropriate handling and use of...
Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly inaugurates management team for agriculture census

Agriculture census team for Bolgatanga inaugurated

The Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly has inaugurated its management team for the Agriculture census to oversee the collection, processing, publishing and dissemination of information on...
farmers

CRI advises MoFA on using an SMS portal for farmers

Crop Research Institute (CRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, has impressed on the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) to develop...
rice

Asante-Akim South to boost the quality and production of rice

About 1,000 rice farmers in the Asante-Akim South Municipality are to benefit from a joint project by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and...
MOFA And FAO

MOFA And FAO Grimly Determined To Combat Fall Armyworm

Mr. Abebe Haile Gabriel, FAO representative to Ghana has on Wednesday 10th January, 2018, made a presentation of Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) to MoFA,...

MoFA introduce drought resistance crop varieties

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has introduced drought resistance and early maturing crop varieties to farmers in the Dormaa Central Municipality of Brong-Ahafo...
Accra Brewery Limited

Accra Brewery Limited Supports Farmers Day Celebration

Accra Brewery Limited (ABL) has donated 20 cartons of each of the brands it produces towards the 33rd National Farmers Day celebration. This reinforces its...
armyworms

Fall Armyworm Destroy 6,000 Hectares Maize Farm In C/R

One thousand hectares of the 6,000 hectares maize farm in the Central Region had been completely destroyed by the fall armyworm. Mr Richard Baffour Asare,...
Seeds

Seed Growers Call For Gov’t Support

The Upper East Regional Seed Growers Association on Thursday called on the Government to increase support for the industry as challenges of poor soils...

NGO and UN Celebrates World Food Day with Procession

Amen Amen Institute, a non-governmental organisation in partnership with the United Nations (UN) has embarked on a float to mark this year’s World Food...
agriculture

MOFA Director Says Upper East Region Will Not Food Shortage

Reverend John Manu, the Upper East Regional Director of the Ministry of food and Agriculture (MOFA), has said there will be no food shortage...
Agricultural Colleges Students

Agric Students Unions Picket MoFA

Leadership and some members of the Agricultural Colleges Students’ Union picketed the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), demanding the restoration of their training...

MOFA Has Not Spent GH¢20 million On Wrong Chemicals

The attention of the Office of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture has been drawn to a news item under the above caption and...
farmers

Over 17,000 farmers join PJFs in UWR

A total of 17,063 smallholder farmers have subscribed to the Government’s Planting for Food and Jobs (PJFs) programme in the Upper West Region. ...

Bui dam project affecting annual production of food in B/A – Minister

The Bui dam project has affected the rainfall pattern in the Banda District of the Brong-Ahafo Region and is decreasing annual food production in...

Factor agricultural input into 2018 budget – SEND Ghana

SEND Ghana under the auspices of the Northern Ghana Governance Activity (NGGA) has held a regional forum to collate citizens’ inputs on the local...
galamsey

Farmers express worry over emergence of Army worm and ‘galamsey’

Invasion of farms by fall army worms and destructive activities of illegal gold miners (galamsey) had become a major worry to farmers in four...

Army worms invades farms in Upper East Region

The Fall Army Worms have invaded some farms in the Upper East Region. The stakeholders raised the concern at a Regional forum organized in Bolgatanga...

MOFA utilizes 2,160.08 hectares in cultivation of maize and rice in Ashanti

A total of 2,160.08 hectares of land had been put under maize and rice cultivation in the Ashanti Region under the “Planting for food...
Female Farmers

Planting for food and jobs catches new phase

2,160.08 hectares put under maize and rice cultivation in Ashanti A total of 2,160.08 hectares of land had been put under maize and rice cultivation...
armyworms

Army worms invasion: 706-acre of maize and rice farms under attack

A total of 706 acres of maize and rice farms in the Asante-Akim South District have come under invasion by the fall army worms. Dr....

MOFA provides Bongo farmers with 6,040 bags of fertilizers

The Bongo District Directorate of Agriculture has taken delivery of 6,040 bags of NPK fertilizer from the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) as...

Supply fertilizers on time – MOFA

Mr Francis Ennor, the Sunyani Municipal Director of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, says delays in the supply of seeds and fertilizers to...

Esoko refutes allegations of thwarting Planting for Food and Jobs Project

Esoko, a Ghanaian private company, says it is not thwarting government’s Planting for Food and Jobs project under a contract to register farmers. It explained:...

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