Category: Farm inputs

Food Safety Protocols: HACCP

The theory of food safety is based on the desire to keep food safe from contamination of any kind. Microbial contamination is especially important because bacteria that reach the food supply are of public health significance. This is where HACCP is the most important. HACCP is a method of ensuring food safety by examining every step in a food operation,… Read more →

Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) in Ghana

It is important for farmers in Ghana to adopt Good Agricultural Practices to increase their productivity, in this way enhancing their competitiveness in the value chain. Implementing GAP in agriculture should not be an end in itself but should be followed up with Farmer Business School in which the producers are trained to understand the economics behind efforts Good Agricultural… Read more →

Organic Cacao Production Still Falling Short of Potential

Growing Interest in Organic Produce Organic farming is a term that is becoming familiar to both consumers and producers. Demand for organic food has been increasing steadily for some time, and it continues to grow, with interest in organic fruit, vegetables and chocolate being particularly high. Young farmers are particularly likely to express an interest in using organic methods. Despite… Read more →

Ensuring Food Security in the Northern Region- The National Buffer Stock Company, et al

For the past years the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has embarked on various Food Security programmes in collaboration with other institutions and NGOs in the Northern Region of Ghana. The current Block Farm Programme implemented by MoFA involves all the three regions in Northern Ghana . By this programme improved seeds, fertilizer, weedicide and tractor services are provided… Read more →

Youth In Agriculture Programme (YIAP) Ghana-Overview

PROGRAMME POLICY, STRATEGY AND SUSTAINABILITY INTRODUCTION Within the developing agenda of Ghana, agriculture is identified as one of the economic pillars. The nexus/connection between agriculture development and Ghana’s ability to achieve its food and nutrition security goals are inextricably linked. Agriculture is important to the development of any nation, Ghana being no exception. Development must include the youth and therefore… Read more →

4H & Dupont…………Empowering Ghanaian Youths in Agriculture

Post courtesy of  http://landghana.blogspot.com/ Starting next year, a youth in farming project will commence in Ghana by 4-H, which is a youth development programme of the co-operative extension system of the US, with over 6.5 million youth throughout the world and committed towards youth leadership development. To be implemented in two phases beginning in January 2012, Phase 1 will see… Read more →