Young Entrepreneurs Compete for Seed Funding to Revolutionise Agriculture

Twenty young entrepreneurs in five teams have moved to the next stage of the Kosmos Innovation Centre’s (KIC) AgriTech Challenge 2016, a formal competition in which invited young business leaders are tasked to use innovation to develop commercial solutions to challenges within agriculture. The latest culling of competitors comes after the most recent round of business presentation which resulted in… Read more →


Project Advocates Fund to Support Youth in Agriculture

Ghana needs a Youth in Agriculture fund to serve as an incentive to clear the bottlenecks by access to finance of the youth who wish to go into agriculture. The fund can be supported through additional taxes on all food imports that can be produced in Ghana. This and other recommendations, including developing a land policy/land bank system so that Ghanaian… Read more →


Press Release: Improving Approaches to Mainstreaming Gender in Ghana’s Youth Policy and Youth in Agriculture Programme

Press Release August 16, 2016 Improving Approaches to Mainstreaming Gender in Ghana’s Youth Policy and Youth in Agriculture Programme Accra, Ghana—Syecomp Ghana Limited, a private agricultural research company and Federation of Young Farmers’ Ghana launched a position paper on mainstreaming youth in agriculture on Tuesday, August 16 at the Kempinski Hotel. At the launch, Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture,… Read more →


Inclusive Agricultural Financing in Ghana

    According to Ghana’s Medium Term Agricultural Sector Investment Programme (METASIP), 2011 to 2015 (and updated plan 2016-2020) the Government of Ghana is aiming to generate three billion euros from the export of non-traditional products by 2017. There is also increasing demand for non-traditional commodities-fruits and vegetables from Ghana to the European Union (EU) and United States’ markets. These… Read more →


Guinness Ghana Calls for Focus on Agribusiness for National Development

Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL) has urged investors and technical experts to look to the agriculture sector for greater return on their investments in Ghana. The brewery giant made this call at the 5th Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Bootcamp held at the Kofi Annan ICT Center in Accra. The event, aimed at training entrepreneurs’ through critical thinking exercises and business framework modelling… Read more →

Minister of Food and Agriculture-Alhaji Munira Mohammed

Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) to set up Farmers Service Centres in Ghana

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture, (MoFA) has initiated a programme to establish Service Centres for use by farmers nationwide. The multi-purpose centres when completed, will be a one-stop shop for the provision of services such, mechanization, fertilizer distribution, extension services, produce marketing and provision of credit facilities to farmers, among others. The sector minister, Mohammed Muniru Limuna, who disclosed… Read more →

Cocoa and cashew farmers get US$22m funding from Olam

Some farmers in Ghana have benefited from a $22 million interest-free short-term financing under the Olam Livelihood Charter (OLC) of global agri-business giant, Olam International. The OLC is Olam International’s flagship smallholder sustainability initiative, which caters for a total of 31,722 Ghanaian farmers in the cashew and cocoa sectors, cultivating a total of 73,968 hectors of land. Some 57% of… Read more →


Expression of Interest: Design and Set-up of the Ghana Incentive-based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending

The Republic of Ghana (Bank of Ghana) Expression of Interest (EOI) Request for Pre-qualification BACKGROUND The Bank of Ghana (BOG), the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) with support of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) are collaborating in the design and set-up of the Ghana Incentive-based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (GIRSAL) as a vehicle… Read more →