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Investments in digitisation, and health highly cost-effective for Ghana’s development

The Directors of the Policy Planning Monitoring and Evaluation Directorates (PPMEDs) from the various ministries have been presented with a prioritised list of 79...

Post-harvest losses still a challenge in Ghana- Study

Smallholder farmers in the country still experience as high as 30 percent post-harvest losses, mostly through spoilage and theft, a study titled Smallholder Market...
Veep Commissions

Veep commissions 1,000 tonne warehouse at Asaam

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) government is committed to the introduction of measures to improve the agricultural sector and guarantee food security while making...
Smuggling Fertilizer

CSOs in Agriculture urge government to name and shame PJF saboteurs

Civil Society Organizations in agriculture in the Upper East Region have called on the government to name and shame persons caught smuggling fertilizer meant...
Agriculture Produce

European Investment Bank lends Morocco 200 million euros to boost agriculture

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Moroccan government announced the signature of a 200 million euros loan agreement for financing the development of...

Urban growth in Africa providing new opportunities for agriculture

Rapid urban growth in Africa is providing new opportunities for the continent to transform its agricultural advantages into businesses, according to a new report...
Agriculture Produce

Cuban agriculture official says country bets on organic farming to increase national food production

by Yosley Carrero Organic farming occupies a key position in the Cuban government's strategy to increase national food production, a high-ranking official at...

South African MPs debate rising farm murders

South African Members of Parliament (MPs) on Tuesday started a heated debate on the issue of farm murders as the recent scourge of farm...
Mozambican President Nyusi in France

Mozambican government to support 70,000 families through newly created agency

Some 70,000 families in northern Mozambique will benefit from the support of the recently created Northern Integrated Development Agency, Radio Mozambique (RM) reported on...
Japans Exports

Kenya’s value of exports rises to US$480 million in July

Kenya's value of exports rose in July to hit 52 billion shillings (about 480 million U.S. dollars) compared with 443 million dollars in June,...
Cocoa Farmers

Zimbabwe’s land compensation deal to increase agriculture productivity – Finance Minister

Zimbabwe's Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube on Monday said the compensation deal signed between the government and former white commercial farmers...
One-Village One-Dam

Kanjo residents appeal for dam

Residents of Kanjo, a community in the Nanumba South District of the Northern Region, have appealed to government and stakeholders to construct a dam...
Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe targets to boost agriculture economy

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday launched a new agriculture and food systems transformation strategy which seeks to achieve an 8.2-billion-U.S. dollar agriculture industry...
Toddler Cow

Kenya records decline in milk supply

Kenya may be forced to import processed milk products following a monthly drop in the milk supply from 63.4 million liters in January to...
Zambian students under Chinese Government Scholarship programme perform a dance during a ceremony at the National Museum in Lusaka, Zambia, Aug. 25, 2017. The Chinese Embassy in Zambia held a grand ceremony to welcome back as well as bid farewell to students who have received scholarships to study in China. (Xinhua/Peng Lijun)

Zambian youths hail China, Zambia partnership on agriculture

Zambian youths hailed the Jiangsu University of China for partnering with the University of Zambia to improve skills of small scale farmers, especially...
Economics Agro Awards

Agro Innova wins Outstanding Agro-Tech Company of the Year Award

Agro Innova, a local start up and agro-tech company which uses simple digital innovation to address challenges in agriculture has been crowned winner of...
FAO Africa

FAO to help Angola with first census of agriculture and fisheries

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has promised to follow the first census of agriculture and fisheries (RAPP) in Angola with the best...

COVID-19: We are providing critical help, not freebies – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Sunday said Government's decision to institute COVID-19 relief packages is to offer “critical help” to Ghanaians amid the pandemic. He...

Organic Crop Farmers call for improved standards in the agriculture

Nana Kwame Gyamfi, the Project Coordinator of Cocoa Organic Farmers Association (COFA), has advocated a legislative Instrument that will ensure adherence to standards in...
Covid Positive

Zimbabwe’s minister dies a few days after driver succumbed to COVID-19

Zimbabwe's Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement Minister Perrance Shiri died Wednesday morning, a few days after his driver succumbed to COVID-19. President Emmerson Mnangagwa...
Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta

COVID-19 slows economic growth

Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister of Finance, said the COVID-19 outbreak is posing significant challenges to the economy, eroding the gains made for growth...

Support smallholder farmers to improve food production

The COVID-19 pandemic is not only a major public health concern but also a threat to global food security which has the potential to...

Greater attention required for Agriculture, CSOs tell government

A group of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) operating in the Agricultural value chain are urging government to use the sector as a pivot to...
Association of Ghana Industries (AGI)

AGI to establish youth enterprise development centres in three regions

The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) in the Volta, Oti and Eastern regions has initiated efforts to establish enterprise development centres to train the...

Agric Minister welcomes draft National Aflatoxins Policy

Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister of Food and Agriculture has endorsed the new draft National Policy on Aflatoxin Control in Food and Feed, describing...

Teberebie farmers applaud Iduapriem Mine for initiating vegetable project

Farmers who have benefited from the AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem Mine Teberebie vegetable project have lauded the mining giant for the programme. According to the farmers,...

MoFA Director encourages farmers to increase production

Mr Francis Ennor, the Upper East Regional Director of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has advised farmers in the region to farm...
Bongo Balungu Bridge

Collapsed Bongo-Balungu Bridge: Major threat to maternal health care

“On May 28, 2020, as the driver (name withheld) of the Ghana National Ambulance Service stationed at the Bongo District Hospital in the Upper...
Economics Economic Trees

Economic trees in Upper East Region under threat

Some economic trees in some parts of the Upper East Region are under serious threat as they are continuously being destroyed in the course...
Hh Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed With The Winner From The Okuafo Foundation

Ghanaian teenager develops AI to ensure greater food security for communities

Agriculture is the region’s largest employer by sector and a key driver of participation in global value chains – but will the sector ever...