Blessed Eid AI-Adha

Eid Mubarak! From all of us at Agricinghana Media, we wish you a celebration filled with blessings and goodness. #EidAIAdha About Eid al-Adha: Eid al-Adha or Eid Qurban, also called the “Festival of the Sacrifice”, is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year. It honours the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of… Read more →

Achieving optimum yields, food security and zero poverty: Are pollinators forgotten?

The drive to attain food security and increased yields have necessitated several interventions, strategies and practices by research institutions, government agencies, private sector actors and funding agencies, all in the name of achieving zero poverty. It seems that certain critical thinking and/or areas are still left untouched. Good agronomic practices, improved seeds, precision agriculture through digitization, private sector inclusion and… Read more →

Call for Applications: Miss Agriculture Ghana 2019

Yes, Ready for the 3rd edition of the *Miss Agriculture Ghana* Agro pageant 2019? Join the audition train!🚋🚋🚋🚋 Are you a young lady between the ages of 18-35 years, student or worker with interest in Agriculture? Do you have an innovative project or idea that can boost the interest of women in Agriculture and create more jobs? Simple; this is… Read more →

Greenhouse Revolution: Back to the Basics!!

Greenhouse farming is gradually gaining grounds and has become very popular in Ghana due to the perceived profitability and ease of cultivation. This technology seems well calculated and sophisticated because the farmer has full control to provide optimum conditions for plant growth. It is apt for adapting against climate change. Other additional technologies even include monitoring and controlling the farm… Read more →

Job Opportunity at AFC Agriculture and Finance Consultants

Job Title: Agricultural Expert Period: as soon as possible until December 31, 2019 ( with possibility of extension) AFC Consultants international is a German consulting company working in Ghana since 2009, focusing on agricultural and rural development projects. AFC Consultants is  looking for an agricultural expert  who has substantial work experience to  work on an agriculture programme currently implemented in… Read more →

Agricinghana Media Celebrates Pan African Women’s Day

Today is the 58th Pan-African Women’s Day, observed annually on July 31, in commemoration of the first Pan-African Women’s Conference in 1962 held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. It celebrates the remarkable feats of African Women while also advocating for gender equality and an end to all forms of discrimination against women. As Africans, it is our collective responsibility to… Read more →

Ivory Coast and Ghana win concessions on cocoa floor price

Ghana and Ivory Coast have won concessions from international stakeholders in the cocoa industry, including acceptance of a $2,600 floor price per tonne of cocoa. The world’s chocolate market is worth around $100 billion, only $6 billion go to cocoa producers. Ghana and Ivory Coast produce over 65% of world’s cocoa Both countries threatened to suspend sales to buyers unless… Read more →

Livestock, Poultry and Fisheries Tradeshow (LiPF) Opens July 29

The three-day Livestock, Poultry and Fisheries Tradeshow (LiPF 2019), is scheduled to open, Monday, July 29 to Wednesday, July 31 , 2019 at the Accra International Conference Center (AICC), Accra Ghana. The Livestock, Poultry and Fisheries Tradeshow (LiPF) will run alongside the 7th edition of the All African Conference on Animal Agriculture (AACAA), a quadrennial event on Animal and Animal… Read more →

Need for a Fix: Agricultural Policies on Land Use and Ownership in Ghana

Land ownership and its associate problems continue to hinder commercial agriculture activities in Ghana. Local chiefs, family lands, and community village heads are still a threat to land access and development for commercial agricultural activities in the country. Agricultural policies on land use and ownership remains a key factor if we aim to efficiently revolutionise our nascent agriculture sector to… Read more →

Transforming small farms into business entities

Ghana’s agriculture is dominated by smallholder farmers who produce more than 80 percent of the nation’s food requirements using rudimentary technology and with limited access to extension services, high cost and low quality agri-inputs, and inefficient supply chains. The current rate of extension agents to farmers is 1:1,000. For effective agriculture extension, this should be 1:400. To improve small farmer… Read more →

Pesticides: “A Nightmare for Ghanaian Citizens”

Food is needed for human existence. This holds true for Ghanaians who consume fruits, vegetables, grains and even value added agricultural products such as chocolate from cocoa bean to meet up their dietary requisites. The initial focus of food consumption was to satisfy the hungry taste, and therefore the emphasis was more on the “quantity” of consumed products. Nowadays, people… Read more →

Agricinghana Media Week long News App Giveaway!

Interested in accessing and installing the Agricinghana Media News app but the $0.99 ( ~5 Ghana Cedis) price tag seem out of your reach presently? No worries! From today Monday, July 15 to July 22, you can install it for FREE. Absolutely no charge! Share the Google Playstore link with other smart farmers and agriculture professionals. This is a very limited… Read more →

Landmark Stakeholder Meeting Step Forward for Sustainable Cocoa Production in Ghana

Solidaridad West Africa recently facilitated a groundbreaking roundtable, bringing together the land committee of the Sefwi Wiawso Traditional Council, Ghana, and tenant cocoa farmers. They met to build consensus over provisions in a proposed lease agreement that has generated controversy between the two parties over the past decades. The lease agreement is an integral part of efforts to create sustainable… Read more →

Press Briefing: 7th All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture and the Livestock, Poultry and Fisheries Trade Show (LiPF 2019)

The Ghana Society of Animal Production (GSAP), Ghana Animal Science Association (GASA), Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), Ministry of Food and Agriculture, USDA Amplifies and Agrihouse Foundation held a Press Briefing yesterday July, 10 th 2019, on the up-coming 7th All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture (AACAA) and The Livestock, Poultry and Fisheries Trade Show (LiPF 2019) in… Read more →