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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)...
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Sunyani Municipality Registers 100% Success in Planting for Food and Jobs

The implementation of the government’s Planting for Food and Jobs (PfFJs) Programme has achieved 100 per cent success in the Sunyani Municipality. ...
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Mfantseman Assembly Starts Biometric Data Collection for PFJ

The Department of Agriculture of the Mfantseman Municipal Assembly has begun the biometric registration of farmers under the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ)...
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Ghana Government advised to pump money into Family Planning

The Government has been urged to prioritize and invest in the family farming concept and see it as a sustainable strategy to achieve its...
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PfFJs Programme Sustainability Threatened by the Absence of Policy

The absence of policy document to guide the implementation of the government’s flagship Planting for Food and Jobs (PfFJs) threatens sustainability of the programme,...
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We Will Restore Ghanaian Farmers Status Again

Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister for Food and Agriculture (MOFA), has assured farmers that government would restore them to their former glory when farmers...
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Minister Says Planting for Food and Jobs has been successful so far

Food and Agriculture Minister Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto on Tuesday told Parliament that the Government’s flagship agricultural programme “Planting for Food and Jobs” (PFJ)...
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New Modules for the Agricultural Sector Ready

As a result of the gains made under the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) in the years 2017 and 2018, government has announced...
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Agro-ecology, the natural strategy to boost food crop yield

Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) is advocating the adoption of the agroecology farming concept to help maintain soil fertility and boost food production...
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Bawku Farmers Rush to Joins PFJ

Mr Charles Akowtigah, Bawku Municipal Director of Agriculture has disclosed that 10,500 more farmers, especially the youth, have registered to take part in the...
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Schools in Assin South Places PFJ High to Feed Students

Senior High Schools in the Assin South District of the Central Region have resolved to take advantage of the Planting for Food and Jobs...
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PFJ Farmers in Volta Region Given Preferred seeds for 2019

Farmers registered under the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) in the Volta Region would receive their preferred seeds for the 2019 farming season. Mr....
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Upper West: 117,300 farmers enrol onto PFJs in 2018

About 117,300 farmers in Upper West Region registered under the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) programme for the 2018 second crop season, according...
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AGRA Drives Project to get PfJs Working Right

Food production and security is expected to improve significantly as Ghana’s development partners embrace the Government’s Planting for Food and Jobs (PfFJs) programme. The introduction...

PFAG calls for involvement of private sector in post harvest management

The Peasant Farmers Association Ghana (PFAG) is calling for increased involvement of private sector in management of post harvest losses.  The association is strongly of the...

Ghana’s President petitioned to adopt sustainable agriculture

Smallholder farmers in Ghana have petitioned the President to adopt a more sustainable investment drive for agriculture and cut down on over-reliance on the...
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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...
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Governments PFJs will cover one million Ghanaian Farmers

More than one million farmers are expected to benefit from the Planting for Food and Jobs (PJF) programme by year 2020, President Nana Addo...
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Technical Advisor Says PFJ Programme Has Increased Ghana’s Seed Production

There is an increase demand for certified seeds due to the ongoing Planting for Food and Jobs Programme, Mr Emmanuel Asante-Krobea, the Technical Advisor...
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CRI developed rice variations suitable for governments PFJ programme

The government has been urged to adopt improved rice varieties developed by the Crops Research Institute (CRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial...
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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...
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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,...
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UWR: Over 30,000 Farmers Register for PFJs

The number of farmers in Upper West Region who registered under the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJs) programme hit 30,314 in April 2018...

PFAG calls for right conditions for healthy seed production

The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) has called for the government to do more to create the right conditions for production and uptake...
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PWDs Schooled on PfFJs Programme

The Business Sector Advocacy Challenge Fund (BUSAC) has organised a day’s training workshop on the Planting for Food and Jobs (PfFJs) programme for members...
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PfFJs programme covers more farmers in B/A

A total of 14,065 farmers have registered under the Planting for Food and Jobs (PfFJs) programme in Brong-Ahafo, Dr Cyril T. Quist, the Regional...
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Ghana Must Adopt Radical Approach to Agriculture

Due to the vast expanse of fertile lands, Ghana, like nations in tropical Africa is naturally an agricultural nation. Most Ghanaian citizens have...
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Thomas Mankire Adjudged Kintampo’s Best Farmer

Fifty-five year old Thomas Mankire from Badukrom emerged the best farmer for the Kintampo Municipality for 2017 district best farmer awards held at Badukrom...

PFAG accuses government of breaching PFJ in-kind repayment agreement

Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) has expressed disappointment at government’s decision to reject in-kind repayment for input support under the Planting for Food...
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Expert cites lack of policy direction for Ghana’s agriculture for program failure

Lack of clear policy direction for agriculture programs is the cause of failure of these programs in Ghana, Edward Kareweh, General Secretary for the...