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February, 2018

  • 8 February

    Leave Krachi East within two weeks or face my wrath – MCE to unregistered herdsmen

    The Krachi East Municipal Chief Executive, Honourable Patrick Jilimah has today issued two weeks ultimatum to all nomadic herdsmen who are not recognized as registered herdsmen to leave the Municipality or face his wrath. He had also issued a warning to the registered herdsmen with the Municipal Veterinary Office to …

January, 2018

  • 30 January

    Why You Should Consider Poultry Production As A Viable Business To Invest In

    At the top of every investor’s criteria for selection is the sustainability of the business. Poultry production has over the years been a constant source of income for rural and urban farmers; with products ranging from broiler meat, layers, eggs to turkey meat. Poultry still remains the largest source of …

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 …

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