Ghana: Cocoa buying season is imminent

The World’s second-biggest cocoa producer after neighboring Ivory Coast, secured last week USD 1.3 billion syndicated facility from international banks to kick off the season. Ghana expects to produce about 900,000 MT of cocoa this year. Why should I care? Such fund injection will boost Ghana’s foreign exchange reserves and stabilise the wobbling country’s currency, the Cedi. Editor@agricinghana.com FarmerHelpline: 0500000996… Read more →

Interplast to host irrigation demo for smallholder farmers at Pre-Harvest Exhibitions

Interplast Limited, the largest manufacturer of PVC and HDPE pipes in West Africa will run an exciting irrigation technology demo and training targeting event participants and rural smallholder farmers at the upcoming agribusiness conference and exhibitions in Tamale from October 3-5th. Deploying smart solutions for agriculture through its Ingreen brand, Interplast is commited to providing at scale innovative technologies to… Read more →

Reducing Risks in Farming in Ghana- Ghana Crop Calendar

Farming can be a gamble. As an enterprise with several moving parts with various value chain actors, there are inherent risks associated with it. There are many variables that can determine success and some of them, like climate change , are outside a farmer’s control. Innovative data-driven approaches, however, have potential to tip the odds to benefit smallholders, medium to… Read more →

Access to Credit: Close the Gap for Ghanaian Farmers

Farmers have difficulty accessing credit in Ghana, and most do not even have the cash to pay for new seedlings, purchase critical farm inputs or even pay for farm labour services. The need for innovations, impact solutions, and focused policies to address these critical gap is long overdue. Scanning the recently released Africa Agriculture Transformation Dashboard 2018 released at the… Read more →

Launch Event: Miss Agriculture Ghana

Miss Agriculture Ghana, a flagship programme of UWAD Foundation, announces the event launching scheduled to come off at Airport View Hotel on September 8, 2018 at 8:30am. To sponsor Miss Agriculture Ghana, kindly send an email to: missuwad@gmail.com Talk to Esther at +233240042313 / +233541956735 Agricinghana Media is a media partner to Miss Agriculture Ghana event! Email: Editor@agricinghana.com Farmer Helpline: 0500000996 Read more →

Job Opportunity: Agriculture Technology Advisor-GIZ Ghana

Published and disseminated by Agricinghana Media The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) draws on a wealth of regional and technical expertise, as well as tried and tested management know-how. As a federal enterprise, we support the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ offers customized solutions to complex challenges.… Read more →

Planting for Food and Jobs, AgriTech to feature at Pre-Harvest Confab

Accra, Ghana, August 27, 2018- The 8th Pre-Harvest Exhibition and Conference, which is slated for the 3rd to 5th October, will feature workshops on ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’, the government’s flagship programme aimed at boosting agriculture; the role of the youth in agri-business; and using new technologies to improve agriculture output. The Pre-Harvest conference, an annual international event, brings… Read more →

Farmers of infested cocoa trees get cash compensation

The Government has begun cutting down diseased and moribund cocoa trees in Sefwi Wiaso in the Western Region. More that 11 million disease infested cocoa trees will go down in the country-wide exercise being spear-headed by the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD). The affected cocoa farmers will earn GHC 552.00 per hectare of their cocoa farm as compensation package. Land owners… Read more →

Engagement of Field Officers for Short-term Assignment

SyeComp, a Remote Sensing technology company with operational presence in Ghana and Kenya, is recruiting for a short-term field data capture assignment in rural farming communities in Ashanti Region. Applicants should be physically and medically fit due to the rigorous nature of the work. Qualifications: ¬ University Graduates ( from accredited Universities only) ¬ Graduates from Agricultural Colleges and College… Read more →

Climate Change Impact on Ghana’s Agriculture

Climate change is set to hit the agricultural sector adversely and cause considerable negative impacts particularly for smallholder farmers in Ghana. Weather information is one of the requirements for effective climate change adaptation in Ghana where Agriculture is the back bone of the economy. Need localised weather forecast information? Send an enquiry mail to: Team@syecomp.com Let’s discuss how we can… Read more →

8th Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Exhibition & Conference Set for October

Accra: August 13, 2018: The 8th edition of the annual Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Exhibition & Conference is scheduled to take place at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale from October 3-5, 2018. The Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Exhibition & Conference is a business forum and an interventional platform that provides opportunities for various actors in the agricultural value chain meet, discuss business,… Read more →

Yara Ghana boosts farmers’ yield and profits

Yara Ghana Limited, the food nutrition solutions provider, continues to boost Ghana’s agricultural sector with its award-wining fertilizers. The company’s impact is especially felt by farmers in the cocoa, cereal and vegetable sectors, three key subsectors of Ghana’s agricultural sector. Ghana’s agricultural sector is dominated by smallholder farmers and many of whom would experience low yields without the application of… Read more →

Pre-Harvest Exhibition gets sponsorship from Interplast

Interplast Limited, the largest manufacturer of PVC and HDPE pipes in West Africa, has supported the annual Pre-Harvest conference and exhibition with sponsorship package. Presenting the cheque at a ceremony at the company’s office in Accra, Mr Haidar Malhas, Irrigation Services Manager of Interplast said the company was happy to support the Pre-harvest event because using its pipes, Interplast provides… Read more →

Two More Companies Lend Support to Pre-harvest Exhibition and Conference

Two companies, RMG and Motor King Limited have joined the list of companies providing financial and logistical supports to the 8th Annual Pre-harvest Exhibition and Conference. Enumerating its business activities, the Marketing Manager, Dela Nyarko, said RMG, imports agro inputs such as insecticides, fungicides, herbicides as well as high yielding hybrid seeds, mostly vegetables and maize. He noted that most… Read more →