Week 20 AgroNews Brief

Concerns over destruction of shea trees in Savanna Region

Jaksally Development Organization, an NGO based in Bole has raised concerns about what it describes as “Wanton destruction of shea trees by charcoal producers in the Savannah Region “.

https://yagbonradioonline.com/jaksally-development-organization-raises-concerns-over-destruction-of-shea-trees


Concerned Farmers Association commends government interventions in the rice industry

The concerned Farmers Association of Ghana have commended the government and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) for the swift interventions in the rice industry, which has brought the industry to an appreciable level.

Source: https://www.gna.org.gh/1.18272977


Orcas Global to support women in agriculture

As Ertharin Cousin explains, women are involved in every stage of the food system from producers to consumers, but they often have less access to information, training and tools that could improve their contributions to agriculture. It is for this reason that Mr Bede Anyonka, a young and vibrant entrepreneur, established Orcas Global.

https://mobile.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/business/Orcas-Global-to-support-women-in-agriculture-952879


Cocoa farmers lament poor warehousing system, income disruptions amid Covid-19

As the coronavirus pandemic bites hard on global economies, cocoa farmers are making a case for Ghana to create a local demand for the industrial use of cocoa so as not to overly rely on international markets.

https://www.myjoyonline.com/business/agribusiness/cocoa-farmers-lament-poor-warehousing-system-income-disruptions-amid-covid-19


COCOBOD CEO decries destruction of cocoa farms by illegal miners

The Chief Executive Officer of COCOBOD, Joseph Boahen Aidoo, is appealing to the country’s security forces to pursue illegal miners whose activities are destroying acres of cocoa farms.

https://citibusinessnews.com/cocobod-ceo-decries-destruction-of-cocoa-farms-by-illegal-miners