Unfair development practices stiffling growth of Ghana’s agricultural sector

Over the past decade, several exciting international development initiatives have been implemented in Ghana aiming to spur the growth of the agricultural sector. Some of these development projects/programmes are still on-going under new implementation phases and with different implementing firms. Examples of these interventions include: ¬ Market Oriented Agriculture Programme [MOAP (I, II, and III)] ¬ Agricultural Development and Value… Read more →

Public Information: Ghana Census of Agriculture

The Government of Ghana through the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) is conducting Ghana Census of Agriculture in all Communities in Ghana. 1/ All MPs/MMDCEs/Hon. Assembly Members/Ghanaians are to inform members in their various jurisdictions through the Community Information Centres on the program; 2/ The program captures information on all households and structures… Read more →

Opinion piece: Fertilizers give life!

The world’s population keeps increasing by the day. Currently, the earth sustains close to 7 billion people and it is very much on course to balloon to 9 billion by 2050. Indeed, this population increase is an amalgamation of population increase and depopulation of nations. Whiles some countries have virtually stagnated in terms of population, several others are increasing by… Read more →

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA): Spurring Rigorous Agricultural Research Projects in Africa

It is interesting the sort of unique insights generated from rigorous impact studies of agricultural development interventions especially in Africa. Recurrently, development interventions from Governments, Development Agencies and Private Sector actors focusing on deploying and scaling technology innovations and policies in agriculture tend to do so with unapprised data and in-depth assessment of expected (real) impact on project constituents. We… Read more →

Thinking about climate impact on farmers’ productivity in Ghana

Farmers are people on the front line of climate change impacts. The ecosystems on which they rely are increasingly degraded, their access to suitable agricultural land is declining, and their forest resources are increasingly restricted. Many are working on marginal rain fed land, with increased water scarcity. Farmers need accurate and consistent information to support strategic planning and to deliver… Read more →

Ghana Weather Forecast [May 09, 2018]: Sagadugu

Weather forecast in Sagadugu [10.3667, -0.64999] in the Northern Region: Very hot during the day (40C) and warm at night (28C). Minimal chance of rain (26% chance), wind is normal (4km). Wish to subscribe for location-specific weather forecast for your farming community delivered to your cellphone weekly? Contact the Weather Service Provider at: Email: Team@syecomp.com Farmer Helpline: 0500000996 Read more →

Job Vacancy: Agronomist at GIZ Integrated Climate Risk Management Project

Job Vacancy-GIZ Technical Advisor: Agronomist Published by: Agricinghana Media Salary Band: 4- Professional: 4T Reports to: ICRM Programme Manager A/ Programme Description Climate change negatively impacts human livelihood and natural systems. Insurance-related approaches are increasingly gaining significance as the financial consequences of weather-related risks need to be reduced. The programme “Promoting Integrated Climate Risk Management and Transfer Approaches” (ICMR) is… Read more →

Ghana Commodity Exchange Pilots Trading Operations

The Ghana Commodity Exchange (GCX), a trading platform for physical commodities and futures contracts, under the auspices of the Ministry of Finance, piloted trading operations on the April 24, 2018. The Government of Ghana’s drive to support smallholder farmers, increase value along the agricultural value chain and provide export opportunities for Ghanaian commodities, has led to its investment in GCX,… Read more →

MBC Africa steps-up value chain model with attractive packages for agribusinesses in Ghana

MBC Africa, an agribusiness value chain development organisation building sustainable and competitive Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs) has organised a stakeholder consultation workshop on a new extension service model to boost agriculture in Ghana. The Agribusiness Stakeholder Roundtable, held on Monday, April 30 at the Peduase Valley Resort near Aburi purposed to explore design-thinking approaches with key stakeholders from the… Read more →