Category: NEWS

AgPress® Newswire-Agricultural News Broadcasting

Accra, Ghana: Introducing AgPress® Newswire, a strategic communication channel for press releases and newsworthy information from key value chain actors. These include Agricultural Development Projects, Input Companies, Financial Institutions, Agribusiness Investors, Agribusinesses, Farmer-Based Organisations (FBOs), Farmer-Based Co-operatives (FBCs), and Government Agencies. AgPress® Newswire is a unique service of Agricinghana Media to boost your project communication giving you a greater Return… Read more →

GhanaVeg begins trials of eight varieties of onion cultivars

  GhanaVeg, an initiative of The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, has commenced trials of eight varieties of onions. The trial is to ascertain the performance of onion cultivars in two different seasons in three zones of Ghana namely Northern, Middle and Southern Zones. The varieties included two known varieties namely Bawku Red, Red Creole and six hybrid… Read more →

6th West African Clean Energy & Environment Exhibition & Conference (WACEE)

Press release 23 September 2017 The 6th West African Clean Energy & Environment Exhibition & Conference (WACEE) from 07 – 09 November 2017 at the Accra International Conference Centre Top-Level 3-Day Conference Official German Pavilion featuring 13 exhibitors (Heidelberg / Accra) Organised by the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana (AHK Ghana) and the German trade show specialists… Read more →

COCOBOD borrows $1.3bn for 2017/18 cocoa season

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has signed an agreement with a number of banks to raise 1.3 billion dollars at an interest rate of 0.65% plus libor rate for the 2017/2018 purchase of cocoa beans. The syndicated loan which was signed in France on September 20, 2017 had 25 banks participating in the transaction. Speaking to journalists via a teleconference after… Read more →

Press Release: 4th agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa Exhibition

4th agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa on 05 to 07 December 2017 in Accra Strong upward trend: Exhibitors from 19 countries participate in addition to five official country pavilions (Heidelberg / Accra) The German trade fair specialists fairtrade realise a strong upward trend for the 4th edition of agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa. Exhibitors from 19 countries have confirmed and… Read more →

mfarmPay®: propelling unbanked and underserved smallholder farmers in Ghana

Smallholder farmers in predominantly rural farming communities in Ghana face the challenge in finding the money they need to hire farm labourers, purchase fertilisers, seeds, and basic farm equipment to enable them increase crop yield. Financial institutions are often reluctant to serve smallholder farmers and associated farmer based organisations given their usually small loan sizes and high costs typical of… Read more →

Media, Private Sector, and Agrifood Nexus in Ghana

Communique We, Media Participants at the Media Round table Dialogue on Agriculture Investment, held in Accra on September 13, 2017, having discussed issues relating to the role of the media in the promotion of agricultural investment; Convinced that the Media is a key driving force in agricultural transformation in Ghana; Aware of the essential role of the Media in promoting,… Read more →

Ghanaian media urged to strengthen agricultural investment and policy processes

Media have been encouraged to highlight vital agriculture issues to promote reforms in government policies that can enable improved private sector participation and investment in agriculture in Ghana. Facilitating a discussion on the role of the media in promoting a private sector-led agriculture economy in Ghana, Dr Richard Ampadu and Dr Charity Osei of CSIR-STEPRI made a twofold presentation exploring… Read more →