Category: NEWS

Government mitigates risks of agriculture-based lenders

The government is designing a new lending mechanism that will help increase finance to lending institutions for uplending to agricultural-based businesses, a Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, Mr George Oduro, has said. Known as the ‘Ghana Incentive Based Risk Sharing Agricultural Lending’ (GIBRSAL), the scheme will, among other things provide guaranteed financing and also provide advisory services to banks… Read more →

AgriPolicy Brown Bag: An Interactive Policy Session on Planting for Food and Jobs in Ghana

USAID/Ghana Feed the Future Agriculture Policy Support Project (APSP), uniquely working with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), has organised an interactive workshop at Accra City Hotel (formerly Novotel) to discuss the Government’s Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) policy program. The workshop had a onerous objective to influence specific policy areas of MoFA and enhance one of the… Read more →

Cocoa Sustainability Programs: Cosmetic or Serious Business?

The recent outrage of the effect of illegal mining in various farming communities across the country has brought to bear, a tacit revelation of how poor cocoa farmers are knowingly burning down their cocoa farms and selling the mineral rich land to illegal miners for a onetime payment. This revelation has led to questions about the existence and effectiveness of… Read more →

Illegal Mining a Nuclear Disaster for Agriculture in Ghana

The decline of agriculture production in Ghana did not require a tea leaf reading, since 1990 to this day, the Ghanaian economy has transformed from an agrarian economy to a service based economy. The cultural appeal of acquiring a white collar job has been the fundamental tectonic shift that marked the change in fortunes of agricultural production in Ghana. To… Read more →

CTA Supports Drone in Agriculture Services in Africa

The CTA – Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation is supporting the establishment of unmanned aerial system (#UAS) services for agriculture in Ghana, Benin, Uganda, The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Tanzania with technical assistance provided by AIRINOV. This week a group of 7 trainees is attending an intensive course at AIRINOV at the Le Cargo Paris. CTA… Read more →

Call for Investors (CfI) in an Agribusiness Venture_Ghana

A new agribusiness venture without a proven business case but having a HUGE market potential with relevant literature requires an investment of 4,500 Ghana Cedis (~$1000) repayable after 4 months with 37 per cent interest. An initial documented investment of 20,250 Ghana Cedis ($4500) has already been made in the venture. Interested in establishing a mutually-beneficial partnership with the venture?… Read more →

Three Leading Organizations In Africa And The Mastercard Foundation Partner To Improve Livelihoods For 1.1 Million African Smallholder Farmers

…The Foundation has committed a total of US$38.3 million to AgDevCo, ICCO Cooperation, and Root Capital for programs to improve productivity and market access for farmers in 11 African countries. DAKAR, Senegal, 6 March 2017,- Three of the leading organizations in Africa working with smallholder farmers today joined The MasterCard Foundation to reaffirm their commitment to provide farmers with more… Read more →

EU gives 6 SADA projects 160 million euros agriculture support

The EU is supporting government with 160 million euros to boost agriculture in the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) Zone Six. Out of the 160 million euros, 105 million would go into “productive investment for sustainable agriculture development.”   Another 30 million euros would support “resilient agriculture against climate change (REACH)” while the remaining 25 million euros would be invested into… Read more →

Happy International Women’s Day-Agricinghana

Happy International Women’s Day to you all our awesome hardworking women in Agriculture in Ghana. On this day, we celebrate you. We also use this day to recognise the awesome works of the Women in Agriculture Directorate of Ghana’s Ministry of Food and Agriculture (WiAD-MoFA).   Connect with us: Email: Editor@agricinghana.com Call the Farmer Helpline: 0500 000 996 Read more →