Category: Miscellaneous

Derrick Tuffour-Mills: Farming is Cool

Once I had a university lecturer from another department, who made it his mantra to castigate everything and anything about agriculture. His disdain for agriculture made me wonder sometimes whether he ate. It was obvious that he did not fully comprehend the implications of his statements. One day during a lecture, he mentioned that, “I would never allow any of… Read more →

MoFA: time and money spent appropriately?

Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, the Minister of Food and Agriculture has led a Ghanaian delegation to this year’s TECHAGRO fair in the Czech Republic to learn first hand, best practices and seek collaboration in various areas of the Agric sector to help improve food production and food security. The question to ask here is are the costs of flights and… Read more →

Taxation of mobile phones: Implications for livestock and crop agriculture

Opinion piece written by: Osmond E. Datsomor (Bsc agriculture; Mphil Animal science) Taxation as a sole means of revenue generation for government funding expenditure must be critically reviewed. The government of Ghana (GoG) through the Ministry of Finance (MoF) is resorting to impose and subsequently implement a 17% VAT on import of mobile phones, a recent development which is unfortunate. The current… Read more →

Happy Valentines Day from Agricinghana!

Happy Valentines Day! We are proud to associate and work with Ghanaian farmers, fishers, and pastoralists. Thank you for providing us with nutritious & delicious food all year round, we love you!   Have an agricultural content and wants it published? Connect with us via our AgPress® Newswire Service! Email: Editor@agricinghana.com Farmer Helpline: 0500000996   Read more →

Fall Armyworm in Africa: A Guide for Integrated Pest Management

Feed the Future, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and the CGIAR Research Program on Maize (MAIZE) have published a guide – Fall Armyworm in Africa:A Guide for Integrated Pest Management– that provides tips on fall armyworm identification as well as technologies and practices for effective control of the pest.  … Read more →

Benefits of Fruit and Nut Trees

Have you considered adding fruit and nut trees to your farm or home compound? There are a number of reasons why planting fruit and nut trees are beneficial. When you plant a fruit or nut tree, consider it a gift to your future self. If you grow an annual crop, you know that there are many risks involved in the… Read more →

Tax Incentives for Agro-Processing Businesses in Ghana

An agro processing business is the business of processing crops, fish or livestock produced, caught or raised in Ghana from their raw state into edible canned or packaged products. Ghana has an incentivised tax regime for agro-processing businesses. The applicable taxes and incentives for agro-processing businesses in Ghana are outlined below: Income Tax Act, 2015 (Act 896) (the “ITA”) Tax… Read more →

Job Vacancy with SNV: Vegetable Agronomist

SNV Netherlands Development is a not-for-profit international development organisation that has built a long-term local presence in 38 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin-America. SNV Ghana implements projects to improve individual lives and contributes to solving global challenges in the areas of agriculture, energy, and water, sanitation & hygiene. West Africa HortiFresh/GhanaVeg is a 4-year sector programme (2018-2021) being implemented… Read more →

$19.9 million Partnership for Financial Inclusion for Enterprise Development in Ghana

Global Affairs Canada and Opportunity International Canada Announce $19.9 million Partnership for Financial Inclusion for Enterprise Development (FINEDEV) in Ghana TORONTO – October, 2017 Global Affairs Canada (GAC) has made a $19.9 million commitment to Opportunity International Canada (OIC) to promote Financial Inclusion for Enterprise Development (FINEDEV) in Ghana.  The Project aims to increase access to formal financing, financial literacy, business… Read more →

“Cocoa farmers must earn more from their toil” – President Akufo-Addo

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has reiterated the commitment of his government towards ensuring that the country’s farmers reap much greater value from their toil. According to President Akufo-Addo, startling statistics have revealed that, with Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire accounting for more than 60% of the world’s cocoa output, the two countries, together, earned some $5.75… Read more →

Marshall Plan for Agriculture in Ghana: Unveiled in 2018 Budget

¬ Duties on agro-processing equipment and machinery to be removed ¬ Massive road construction and irrigation in food basket areas ¬ Pension scheme for cocoa farmers, et al Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said government will use the 2018 budget, scheduled to be presented to Parliament in a month’s time, to support an ambitious agriculture transformation agenda. The Vice President… Read more →

Resource List-Planting for Food and Jobs Campaign

Below are listed resources available on the Government of Ghana (GoG) Agricultural modernisation campaign dubbed: Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ). We will continue to update the resource list when data/information is available to us: PFJ-Commencement of Fertilizer Subsidy Programme_Agricinghana PFJ-Draft WorkPlan_Agricinghana PFJ-Fertilizer Subsidy Programme_ Information for Stakeholders_Agricinghana     Further information? Email us: Editor@agricinghana.com Call the Farmer Helpline: 0500000996 Read more →

Participatory Youth Workshop in Ghana

As part of activities to engage urban and rural youth in climate-smart agriculture and orient youth in market-driven value chain opportunities in Ghana, the Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN), Ghana and the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC), Ghana are organizing a one-day participatory youth workshop in Accra on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at AgriHub Ghana Knowledge Space. Theme:… Read more →

More Productive Jobs for Africa’s Youth Vital for the Region’s Economic Progress, says New WB Report

WASHINGTON: 2014/298/AFR – With more than half of Sub-Saharan Africa’s population now under the age of 25, and as many as 11 million young Africans expected to join the labor market every year for the next decade, creating millions of productive, well-paying jobs will be vital to boost economic growth, significantly cut poverty, and create shared prosperity in Africa, according to… Read more →

Mobile Applications in Agriculture: a review by Syngenta Foundation

The Syngenta Foundation published this report, which focuses on the use of mobile applications in agriculture especially in the developing world. This report considers ICT/mobile-use as tools for providing information, and gives a typology of information flows along the agriculture value chain. Over the past 50 years, crop yields have grown at very different rates around the world. Most smallholder… Read more →

GYIN 1-Impart Report

The first impact report of the Global Youth Innovation Network is available in pdf on the Box.net widget for free download. I will encourage all global youth entrepreneurs to download the document and enjoy reading~! Read more →