Week 19 AgroNews Brief

Savanna Region: Sonyo cashew nursery site ready to supply farmers in Bole District

The Savannah Regional Minister Hon. Salifu Adam Braimah and his team have paid working visit to the Bole District on Monday 4th May, 2020 to inspect some cashew nursery sites.

http://nkilgifmonline.com/2020/05/05/s-r-sonyo-cashew-nursery-site-ready-to-supply-farmers-in-bole-district-and-beyond


MOFA takes delivery of 1,000 mini Planters and Solar Powered Rice Mills for farmers – Minister

Smallholder farmers across the country have hailed the move by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture to delivering 1,000 mini Planters and Solar Powered Rice Mills for smallholder farmers across the country.
The farmers said lack of Planters and other equipment has stalled efforts at expanding farming activities to be able to meet high demand from the local and international market.

https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/business/MOFA-takes-delivery-of-1-000-mini-Planters-and-Solar-Powered-Rice-Mills-for-farmers-Minister-942313


Why Ghana’s smallholders aren’t excited by the latest ‘Green Revolution’

The Green Revolution – the introduction of new higher-yielding seed varieties, increased use of fertilizer, irrigation and other mechanization introduced since the 1960s – brought about a great increase in crop yields in some countries in the Global South. It is however a different scenario in Ghana.

https://theconversation.com/why-ghanas-smallholders-arent-excited-by-the-latest-green-revolution-134804


GEPA distributes over 160,000 coconut seedlings to farmers

The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) has handed 160,000 coconut seedlings to Coconut Farmers Association of Ghana (COFAG) to boost coconut production nationwide within the next five years.

https://www.myjoyonline.com/business/agribusiness/gepa-distributes-over-160000-coconut-seedlings-to-farmers/


Farmer group praises COCOBOD and gov’t for forging unity among cocoa farmers

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) through the Cocoa Health and Extension Division (CHED) have given 1,732 motorized slashers to 134 cocoa farmer corporative within the Sefwi- Waiwso and Akontombra Districts of the Western North Region.

https://ghananewsagency.org/social/cocobod-gives-out-motorized-slashers-to-cocoa-farmers-in-western-north-165983


MP supports farmers in Krachi East with agrochemicals

Michael Yaw Gyato, Member of Parliament (MP) for Krachi East Constituency in the Oti Region has distributed over 60,000 cartons of agrochemicals to farmers inthe Constituency.
He said the agrochemicals were estimated at GH¢98,400,00 and procured through the One- Million Dollar per Constituency programme, initiated by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

https://www.gna.org.gh/1.18255434


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