Category: Farm inputs

Planting For Food and Jobs Campaign: Pre-Qualification of Seed Growers to Supply Certified Seeds

Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA)   1.0 The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) intends to apply part of its budgetary support from GoG to fund payments under the contract Procurement of Certified Seeds for distribution to farmers for the 2018 cropping season under the “Planting for Food and Jobs” campaign. The quantities to be delivered under each type… Read more →

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 →