Consultancy Services: Baseline Studies on Women Access to Shea Parklands

  TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES BASELINE STUDIES ON Improving marginalised women rights to access and control of shea parklands to guarantee long term sustainable investment Project in Northern Ghana Request for Technical and Financial Proposal Organization Brief Background Shea Network Ghana (SNG) is an organization of shea sector businesses, stakeholders and value chain actors (collectors, buyers, traders) formed… Read more →

Ghanaian farmers committed to embracing GMO and Conventional products concurrently

Farmer representatives present at a workshop on biotechnology (popularly called GMO) and biosafety issues held on October 13 expressed their willingness to adopt biotechnology cropping. This is to enable them obtain superior crop yields to improve Ghana’s agrifood system. As a safeguard measure, they also intend continuing with their conventional farming methods, rivet, and scale their farming operations for the… Read more →

SFMP Job Vacancy: Communications and Media Relations Officer

Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP) Vacancy Announcement Communications and Media Relations Officer The USAID/Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP) seeks a Communications and Media Relations Officer for a full-time employment. SFMP is a 5-year (2014-2019) US Government food security project, headquartered in Accra.  The project seeks to rebuild targeted marine fisheries stocks through the adoption of sustainable fisheries practices. The… Read more →

Beige Foundation Expands Knowledge Bank of Young Agribusiness Entrepreneurs

The Beige Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of the Beige Group, in collaboration with Africa Lead has organised a free 5-day training bootcamp for agricultural entrepreneurs (agripreneurs) at the Oak Plaza hotel, Accra. Dubbed the “Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship Development Bootcamp 2017”, the program aim to support  youth, women, and entrepreneurs to startup and expand agribusinesses along profitable value chains.… Read more →

Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture in Ghana-Partner Agtech Companies

Agriculture is honked as the backbone of Ghana’s economy, providing livelihoods for the vast majority of the population, and employing nearly 50% of the nation’s labour force in small family farms. The greater part of production is generated through rain-fed farming. According to Agricinghana Media research output, in 2010 the area under crop production was estimated at 3.6 million hectares;… Read more →

Weather forecast information for farmers in Ghana

It rained pretty heavy today and vegetable farmers around Dzorwulu, East Legon, Labone, Weija and Sakumono (in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana) were caught off guard. The need for timely and reliable weather forecast information to farmers’ cellphones to prioritise farming activities is very essential. One of our partner organisations, Syecomp Ghana Ltd, is offering 50% weekly and daily… Read more →

Marshall Plan for Agriculture in Ghana: Unveiled in 2018 Budget

¬ Duties on agro-processing equipment and machinery to be removed ¬ Massive road construction and irrigation in food basket areas ¬ Pension scheme for cocoa farmers, et al Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said government will use the 2018 budget, scheduled to be presented to Parliament in a month’s time, to support an ambitious agriculture transformation agenda. The Vice President… Read more →

Low education among female farmers worrying-SARI

Low level of education among women farmers, mostly in rural areas, is affecting their ability to adopt modern technologies, thereby limiting their yields and incomes. The situation, which is rife in most parts of the country, has also been identified as one of the major causes of food insecurity, leading to high poverty rates especially in the rural parts of… Read more →

Ghana Green Label Scheme

  Certification of produce for the domestic market is one of the requirements needed in the domestic fruits and vegetable market to realise the full potential of Ghana’s Horticulture Industry. The Green Label Scheme entails conformity, accepted and standard practices needed for exported products. This will lead to good agricultural practices needed to meet international standards The Ghana Green Label Scheme… Read more →

MoFA and Aggregators Firm Up Arrangement

Arrangements for the offtake of produce expected to be realized from the Government’s flagship Planting for Food and Jobs(PFJ) are all but complete, the Minister for Food and Agriculture, Hon. Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has indicated. All the necessary processes towards the fulfilment of the pledge to support farmers through the purchasing of their produce from the farm gate have… Read more →