Financing smallholder Ghanaian farmers

Most financial institutions in Ghana tend to rely on traditional forms of credit assessment.  This is the process flow for loan applications: 1/ Credit Risk officers screen a large pool of unbanked individuals  looking to access formal financing 2/ These customers, often referred to as “thin file”, are rejected due to the lack of information on how risk tolerant or… Read more →

Discounts and Pro bono Services: SyeComp@10

SyeComp Ghana Ltd is 10! We are very excited to reach this stage in our growth trajectory. What is SyeComp? SyeComp  is a Remote Sensing (RS) and GIS company for farmers and agribusinesses in Africa pioneering innovative data-driven tools, credit solutions, and climate-smart technologies using space technology. SyeComp is spearheading efforts in satellite-derived geodata enabled precision agriculture services in Africa.… Read more →

Expression of Interest: Cassava Processing Plant

Christian Aid in partnership with various organisations is implementing the Growing Economic Opportunities for Sustainable Development (GEOP) project. The project is implemented in the Ellembele district in Western Region and the Ayawaso East and Ablekuma and Ablekuma South sub metros. The partners on this project are Accra Metropolitan Assembly, United Civil Society Organisations for National Development ( UCSOND), Ellembele District… Read more →

Have you pre-registered for agrofood Nigeria?

Pre-register now and visit the show free of charge! Pre-registration takes just a few minutes and provides you not only with a free, fast track entry to the exhibition, but also with a complimentary copy of the Official Show Catalogue. All others pay an entrance fee of 1,000 Naira only. The proceeds will be donated to SOS Children’s Villages International.… Read more →

Invitation for Expression of Interest by Young Persons: Commercial Forest Plantations

The Forest Plantation Development Fund Act, 2000 (Act 583) established the Forest Development Fund Management Board with functions which include among others: ¬ Sourcing and administration of funds to facilitate timber plantation establishment ¬ Promoting feasible schemes that supports forest plantation establishment,and ¬ Providing incentives for plantation forestry development in Ghana In its quest to achieve its mandate, the Forest… Read more →

Intern at SyeComp

If you’re an ambitious undergrad or graduate student from any study background, an opportunity to intern at SyeComp presents itself. SyeComp is a Remote Sensing (RS) and GIS company for farmers and agribusinesses in Africa pioneering innovative data-driven tools, credit solutions, and climate-smart technologies using space technology. SyeComp is spearheading efforts in satellite-derived geodata enabled precision agriculture services in Africa.… Read more →

Vacancy for Agronomist: Hortifresh Vegetable Cluster

HortiFresh is a Dutch-government funded project aiming to boost the fruit and vegetable sector in Ghana and Cote d’ voire. The project currently seeks to engage agronomists with in-depth knowledge in the vegetable sector able to work with stakeholders in commodity enclaves (specifically Keta-Denu Onion Cluster ; Akomadan-Afrancho Tomato Cluster). Duties ¬ Support HortiFresh to address agronomic challenges in cluster… Read more →

Job Opportunity at Solidaridad: Senior Programme Officer – Oil Palm

Solidaridad West Africa (SWA) is a not-for-profit organisation that supports the sustainable development of production systems in West Africa. We play a catalytic role by partnering with private sector companies and other stakeholders to foster the development of socially responsible, ecologically sound and profitable supply chains. Our activities in West Africa are focused on cocoa, gold, oil palm, cotton, soy… Read more →

Brief History of Cocoa in Ghana

Tetteh Quarshie’s travels to Fernando Po (now Bioko in today’s Equatorial Guinea), was to transform the economy of the Gold Coast (now Ghana) with his introduction of cocoa beans on his return. Hitherto, palm-oil and rubber were the main staple industries in Ghana. Tetteh Quarshie was born in 1842 to a farmer from Teshie known as Mlekuboi. His mother was… Read more →

2nd AG-STUD Africa Boot Camp Slated for Feb 21, 2019

The second edition of the Agricultural Students Career Guidance and Mentorship Dialogue Boot Camp (AG-STUD Africa 2019) is scheduled to come off on Thursday February 21, 2019 – Saturday, February 23, 2019. Under the theme, “Growing Futures: Enabling the Agri Youth”, the three (3) day event is aimed at developing the expertise of agric students and beginner agribusinesses by appraising… Read more →

mfarmPay: Market Differentiation

Maintaining differentiation, at a time when traditional financial institutions are significantly increasing their fintech investments, requires agility. Innovative organizations need the ability to iterate quickly. New product ideas and strategies for streamlining the smallholder farmer onboarding process need to be rapidly developed, tested and rolled into production before competitors have the chance to catch up. Technology that empowers business analysts… Read more →

Ghana Agro Input Dealer Directory

Agro-input dealers in Ghana are typically owners of agro shops and agro vets across the length and breadth of the country. We are pleased to announce the availability of a spatial (location-based) directory ( data set) of agro-input shops in Ghana. This data set is localised per community, district, and region with assigned Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates. You could request… Read more →

Get all your agricultural news on your smartphone!

We, Journalists and Editors, at Agricinghana Media are very excited to announce that we now have our news app accessible via Google Play for a onetime fee of only $4.99. This minimal cost is to enable us expand our news reporting services and recruit highly knowledgeable journalists! Be smart! get agnews updates on the go! We welcome your feedback! Email us:… Read more →

Press Release: Agricinghana Media Partners Cesena Fiera for Macfrut 2019

Agricinghana Media, a specialised media organisation for agriculture, has signed a media partnership with Cesena Fiera for Macfrut 2019! Macfrut 2019 comes off  from May 8-9 Rimini Expo Centre, Italy.   Macfrut 2019 aims at establishing itself as an international platform and access point for the Italian and European market, boosting its internalization through the promotion of the exhibition in… Read more →

Senior Mobile App Engineer: mfarmPay Inc.

mfarmPay Inc. is a fintech startup with a novel loan origination app driving financing to millions of rural African farmers using AI. We deploy data from a string of multiple data sources including satellite imagery and farm parcel identifiers to build a robust risk mitigation solution for our partner financial institutions and as basis to advance credit to African farmers… Read more →