Surprise! Esoko’s Agricultural Market Prices Are Private Sector Failures

We’ve all heard of Esoko, the ICTforAg company specializing in market prices for farmers. Starting in Ghana in 2007, then expanding across West Africa and beyond, it quickly became a donor-darling by promising an African ICT success story with: ¬ Market prices that could alleviate smallholder farmer poverty. ¬ Technology that could bridge systematic transportation failures. ¬ A private-sector for-profit model that didn’t… Read more →

Formal Selection Interviews: Census of Agriculture in Ghana

This is to inform all shortlisted applicants who have been notified through phone calls that interviews to select field staff for the Census of Agriculture field data collection, have been re-scheduled to begin from  January 29 to February 3, 2018 in all the MMDAs. The final list of shortlisted applicants is expected to reach the various District/Municipal/Metropolitan Assemblies shortly. Applicants… Read more →

Press Release: Finance Factory (FIFACT)_Tradeline Consult

Tamale (N/R), January 8, 2018 – Tradeline Consult is launching a flagship project, Finance Factory, to link investors and financial institutions with Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs). The project is designed, in the short and medium term, to train 500 Business Development Officers over three (3) years to help MSMEs in Ghana access practical and innovative solutions to… Read more →

Vacancy: Technical Director of Value Chain Development

Vacancy: Technical Director of Value Chain Development For over 50 years and in 145 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transition nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a non-profit international development organisation that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development, and food security in order… Read more →

Planting For Food and Jobs Campaign: Pre-Qualification of Seed Growers to Supply Certified Seeds

Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA)   1.0 The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) intends to apply part of its budgetary support from GoG to fund payments under the contract Procurement of Certified Seeds for distribution to farmers for the 2018 cropping season under the “Planting for Food and Jobs” campaign. The quantities to be delivered under each type… Read more →

Tax Incentives for Agro-Processing Businesses in Ghana

An agro processing business is the business of processing crops, fish or livestock produced, caught or raised in Ghana from their raw state into edible canned or packaged products. Ghana has an incentivised tax regime for agro-processing businesses. The applicable taxes and incentives for agro-processing businesses in Ghana are outlined below: Income Tax Act, 2015 (Act 896) (the “ITA”) Tax… Read more →

USAID Celebrates Contributions of Women in Agribusiness

Accra, GHANA—On December 5, 2017, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and MEL Consulting Limited hosted a “Women in Agribusiness” Summit to highlight the contributions of women in Ghana’s agricultural sector. The event brought together women-led agribusinesses, farmers, processors, business service providers, financial institutions, the Government of Ghana and development partners. In attendance were the Minister of Gender, Children and… Read more →

Final Day of Trade Show: Visit and Connect!

West Africa’s 4th International Trade Show on Agriculture, Food Processing & Packaging Technology and Food & Hospitality is ongoing at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC). The event features a record participation of 93 exhibitors from 21 countries! Today, December 07, is the last day of the exhibition and conference. Use the opportunity to visit, explore connections, and get agribusiness… Read more →

Agrofood & Plastprintpack West Africa 2017 Officially Open

Yesterday, Tuesday December 5th 2017 was the official kick-start of the fourth agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa 2017 International Trade Show under the motto “Adding Value to the Modernisation of the Ghanaian Agrofood & Plastprintpack Industry”. The opening session was held on 5th December with the participation of: Mr Papa Kow Bartels, Ministry of Trade and Industry Ghana H.E. Mr. Ron… Read more →