Job Opportunity at GASIP: Gender Specialist

Published by Agricinghana Media The Ghana Agricultural Sector Investment Programme (GASIP) is a Government of Ghana (GoG) programme designed to provide a framework for a long-term financing arrangement for private sector-led, pro-poor agricultural value chain development in Ghana. Financiers are International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Government of Ghana (GoG). The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) is… Read more →

World Food Program (WFP) encourages custom and contract farming

The World Food Programme (WFP) has admonished smallholder farmers in Ghana to pull their resources in the course of their practice so as to raise the quality of their expertise leading to an increase in demand for their services. Speaking at a session on Custom and Contract Farming during the 8th Pre-harvest Agribusiness Exhibition and Conference held in the Northern… Read more →

The 8th Annual Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Exhibition and Conference Successfully Ends

Background – The Call Various speakers at the 8th Pre-harvest Agribusiness Conference and Exhibition that took place at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale, from October 3 to 5, 2018 have called on stakeholders in the agriculture value chain to support in the transformation of agriculture and agribusiness into a more inclusive, equitable, climate-smart sector, oriented towards the improvement… Read more →

Why Ghana’s cocoa receive a premium

Fermentation is a unique transformation of food products. This is because it doesn’t involve any applied heat. This is food and drink made strictly through the action of bacteria and fungi. They perform all the transformations that normally we need heat to make it happen. A lot of fermented food is on the aisle of most supermarkets and shoppers barely… Read more →

Farming Tips: Propagation and Planting of Cocoa

Young trees need shade to reduce irradiance, to buffer the micro-environment and to achieve the right shape and habit of the trees. Once the canopy has closed, the need for shade is reduced. Only under most favourable conditions of soil and nutrient supply can cocoa be grown without shade. It is normally necessary to retain some shade to reduce moisture… Read more →

7 years on the agricultural journey….. Agricinghana Media

We are excited with the month of October! 7 years ago we begun chronicling Ghana’s agricultural journey as a specialised media organisation. We are proud of where we are and excited for the future. We thank our Institutional Partners and encourage new organisations to join us for the coming year by sending a mail to: Editor@agricinghana.com For us at Agricinghana… Read more →

Field Managers: Multiple IPA Projects

Organisation Profile Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a United States-based non-profit organization dedicated to discovering, and promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA designs, rigorously evaluates, and refines these solutions and their applications together with decision-makers to ensure that the evidence created is used to improve opportunities for the world’s poor. Job Description Reports to: Research Associate or Research… Read more →

Research Associates: Digital Credit Scoring and Tractor Projects

Organisation Profile Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a United States-based non-profit organization dedicated to discovering, and promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA designs, rigorously evaluates, and refines these solutions and their applications together with decision-makers to ensure that the evidence created is used to improve opportunities for the world’s poor. Job Description Reports to: Research Manager, Research… Read more →

October 16: World Food Day at Agricinghana Media

Today, October 16, we are celebrating World Food Day by remembering a simple principle: everybody should have access to food. In addition to the FAO’s ZeroHunger by 2030 goal, Agricinghana Media is also working on a longer term objective: making contextual and relevant agriculture information available to diverse group of Ghanaians both at home and in the diaspora. Additionally, we… Read more →

Join us crown the AgroQueen, Miss Agriculture Ghana 2018

Join us on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the M-Plaza hotel at 12pm as we crown our AgroQueen 👑! In the event’s AgriSheroes segment, we will recognise and appreciate great women who have contributed tremendously to the agricultural sector in diverse ways.   Buy a ticket to support our Queens.   Agricinghana Media is a Media Partner. Email: Editor@agricinghana.com Farmer Helpline:… Read more →

October 15: International Day of Rural Women

Today, October 15, is a day set aside to recognise and appreciate rural women. Rural women form a significant segment of the rural farmer population globally. In Ghana the population of rural women involved in on-and-off farm activities is closed to 92%. For us at Agricinghana Media, we appreciate the hard work rural women play in their households and communities:… Read more →

Tender: Greenhouse Technical Assistance

Background HortiFresh is a programme supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands which has prioritized commercial agriculture in its strategic plan of moving from aid to trade. The programme’s mission is to establish “a sustainable and internationally competitive fruit and vegetable sector that contributes to inclusive economic growth, food and nutrition security” in Ghana and Ivory Coast.… Read more →

African Swine Fever: Precautionary Measures

African swine fever, which has spread this year across China and throughout Europe, has no cure and there is no vaccine. So what can veterinarians and farmers do? √ Practice good hygiene and biosecurity measures throughout the farm; √ Keep pigs in controlled environments to reduce risk from wild boar; √ Train farmers and raise awareness of importance of prevention.… Read more →

Ghana Cocoa: Producer Price Unchanged

The Government of Ghana has maintained the producer price of cocoa for the 2018/2019 cocoa season at GH¢7,600 per tonne, translating into GH¢475 per bag of 64 kilogramme (kg) gross weight. The price takes effect with the new season expected to commence on Friday October 5, 2018. Cocoa price on the international market in recent times has reduced from US$3,300… Read more →