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October, 2017

September, 2017

  • 30 September

    Intensify land usage not expansion – Experts advice

    Government have been advised to sensitize farmers against the expansion of farmlands and rather concentrate on the usage of same lands for maximum yield. This is because wanton cultivation of new lands would lead to degradation of the environment, depletion of the soil nutrients and loss of biodiversity, which would …

  • 11 September

    Ghana, Equatorial Guinea sign MoU

    Ghana’s Ministry for Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has signed a long-term Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Equatorial Guinea’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food. The MoU would see both countries complement each other on agricultural related issues like exchange of experts in research and policy areas. Ghana’s Agricultural Minister, Dr …

August, 2017

  • 29 August

    US, Ghana Promote Seed Sector Development

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through the U.S. government’s Feed the Future Initiative, launched the National Seed Trade Association of Ghana (NASTAG), in collaboration with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and other development partners. NASTAG is a partnership between producers, traders, government institutions and processors in …

July, 2017

  • 30 July

    Minister ‘blows’ GHC157 million on ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’

    The Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto on Thursday told parliament that the government has so far spent GH¢157,023,174.00 on its ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ programme in the southern sector and the three northern regions. He said out of the amount, GH¢24,963,981.00 has been spent on …

  • 30 July

    Re: Minister blows GHc20M 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 wish to react accordingly. The story, which is sourced to the NDC MP for Bongo, Hon. Edward Bawa, is not only misleading but also full of …

  • 29 July

    Agric minister spends $20m on wrong chemicals – MP reveals

    The Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto has been accused of spending 20 million dollars on wrong pesticides that lacked the efficacy to deal with the troubling fall armyworms. The Member of Parliament for Bongo, Mr. Edward Bawa who made the claim suggested that failure to procure the right …

  • 24 July

    Ghana to host the 4th agrofood & plast print pack West Africa in December 2017

    Producers of process & packaging technology seeing great chances for business in Ghana and the surrounding West African countries, official national pavilions have been confirmed by Algeria, Belarus, France and the Netherlands, in addition to leading exhibitors from 10 countries ACCRA, Ghana, July 24, 2017/ — Great chances for producers of …

  • 11 July

    West Africa Fertile for Agriculture and Agribusiness Investment to boost regional food security

    ACCRA, Ghana, July 11 2017 – Today over 250 visitors from 43 different countries have joined Hon. Hackman Owusu-Agyemang, Chairman of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), and other senior government figures, to discuss how farmers can obtain the right fertilizer, at the right time and for the right price. The …