Category: NEWS

WOFAGRIC Event Opens Today at Chances Hotel, Ho

Close to 500 women have registered to participate in the maiden edition of the Women in Food and Agricultural Leadership Forum & Expo (WOFAGRIC) and Gold in the Soil Awards, scheduled to begin from June 12-13, at Chances Hotel, Ho, Volta Region. This event is the first of its kind in the agricultural sector for the recognition of women and… Read more →

Agricinghana Media News App: Install Now for Only $0.99

Agricinghana Media, since 2011, has a strategic working philosophy not to ordinarily satiate the thirst for agriculture information but to expand the horizon for Ghana’s crops, livestocks, poultry, and aquaculture value chains. With the news app, you have access to agricultural news on the go on your smart devices for only US$ 0.99 ( GHC 5) on the Google PlayStore!… Read more →

Accelerating Food Systems in Ghana Through Effective Farmer-Market Linkages

Strengthening productivity interlinkages in Ghana’s agrifood system will boost the economy and create multiplier jobs for women, men and youth. At SyeComp, one key aspect of our work is creating an efficient partnership with farmer clients and through human-centred design, come up with life-long digital solutions to fulfilling their core commercialised farming needs. Over the past five years, we’ve supported… Read more →

Why Ghanaian Commercial Banks Decline Smallholder Farmer Financing

Ghana’s Commercial Banks and even non-bank financial institutions have huge disinterest in providing smallholder farmer financing. Why is that? Ghana’s smallholder farmer market size is estimated at 5 million members and this is a segment with one of the highest recurring financing needs . It beats our imagination why financial institutions tend to run away from core lending to this… Read more →

Registration Opened: Agronomists Training of Trainers Batch 2

HortiFresh, a project by SNV and its consortium partners in Ghana and Cote d’ivoire, has opened registration for the 2nd batch of Training of Trainers (ToT) for Agronomists. The training will commence in September, 2019. If you’re an agronomist and interested in going through the ToT, register by sending a mail to: hortifresh@snv.org AgJob News Source: Agricinghana Media Email: Media@agricinghana.com… Read more →

SyeComp Data Collector (SDC) for Farm Digitalisation

SyeComp Data Collector (SDC) is a tool to help field staff, lead farmers, and agribusinesses (in outgrower commodity supply chains) collect both spatial and non-spatial data. SDC is a customized version of the Open Data Kit (ODK) and thus has all the functionalities. It is a powerful smartphone-, tablet-, PC-based replacement for paper forms, supports a wide range of question… Read more →

Macfrut to host the second edition of the Tropical Fruit Congress

Cesena, 2nd May 2019 – The second edition of the Tropical Fruit Congress, the international event covering topics involving exotic fruits, will be held at Macfrut from 8 to 10 May 2019. Over the course of three days, market, consumption and trade trends will be examined, as well as the scientific developments, technologies and sales strategies of exotic produce, which… Read more →

Agrihouse Foundation and MoFA Lead Delegation to Agrishow in Brazil

Agrihouse Foundation and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture are currently in Ribeirao, Brazil with a strong Ghanaian contingent to participate in the 26th edition of Agrishow. A 17-Member Delegation, led by the Deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture, Hon. Sagre Bambangi and Alberta Akyaa Akosa, the Executive Director of Agrihouse Foundation are in the South American country to represent… Read more →

Adjust Cocoa Price Downwards – IMF Advises Government

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has advised the government to adjust the producer price of cocoa to reflect changes in international cocoa prices. According to the IMF, the downward adjustment had become necessary because the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) was grappling with a funding gap of GH¢1 billion due to the government’s inability to reduce producer prices paid to cocoa… Read more →

Soils of Ghana for Farming

Ghana is divided into 6 major agro-ecological zones: the Rain Forest Zone, the Semi-deciduous Forest Zone, the Forest-Savannah Transition Zone, the Coastal Savannah, the Guinean Savannah and the Sudan Savannah Most of the soils of Ghana are developed on thoroughly weathered parent materials, characterised by inherent or human induced infertility. The soils in the Forest zone are porous, well drained… Read more →

Digitising Small Farms in Sub-Saharan Africa

Digitisation of small farms involve building data footprint for smallholder farms and using technology to propel value-added services. One critical component of digitisation is farm survey and mapping; largely promoted by SyeComp for a decade in Ghana and other African countries. Farm mapping especially targeted at crop farmers serve as the start for all digitisation engagement. Farm mapping is essential… Read more →

Financing smallholder Ghanaian farmers

Most financial institutions in Ghana tend to rely on traditional forms of credit assessment.  This is the process flow for loan applications: 1/ Credit Risk officers screen a large pool of unbanked individuals  looking to access formal financing 2/ These customers, often referred to as “thin file”, are rejected due to the lack of information on how risk tolerant or… Read more →

Discounts and Pro bono Services: SyeComp@10

SyeComp Ghana Ltd is 10! We are very excited to reach this stage in our growth trajectory. What is SyeComp? SyeComp  is a Remote Sensing (RS) and GIS company for farmers and agribusinesses in Africa pioneering innovative data-driven tools, credit solutions, and climate-smart technologies using space technology. SyeComp is spearheading efforts in satellite-derived geodata enabled precision agriculture services in Africa.… Read more →