Category: NEWS

Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness conference 2017 ends in Accra

With food security leading most global discussions and more importantly in Africa, the need for agribusiness experts to discuss and find innovative ways to make the right fertilizer accessible to farmers is essential now more than ever. It is for this reason that over 250 participants and experts from different countries convened in Accra, Ghana this week to discuss how… Read more →

Apply Now! Ghana Agribusiness Essay Contest 2017

  Theme: Inclusive participation of citizenry in agriculture value chain activities and enriching the policy environment. Summary Agricinghana and partner organisations invite professionals, entrepreneurs, students, journalists, and the general public to participate in an opportunity to improve the use of knowledge in Ghana’s agricultural sector. The Ghana Agribusiness Essay contest is an opportunity to help Ghanaians clearly understand the current… Read more →

Market-Oriented Agriculture Programme (MOAP) new phase launched in Wa

The Market-Oriented Agriculture Programme (MOAP) has been launched in Wa, with the aim of creating an enabling environment for investment in agriculture infrastructure in the North Western part of Ghana. MOAP is a 160 million Euros project  co-financed by the European Union under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) and the German Government. It is being implemented by the Ministry… Read more →

NASTAG holds Sensitization on Seed Sector Reform Documents for Stakeholders

The National Seed Trade Association (NASTAG) in collaboration with the Central Regional Offices of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) and the Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) held a sensitization meeting on the seed sector reform documents (the National Seed Policy and its implementation strategy, the National Seed Plan) for 62 public and private sector seed stakeholders at… Read more →

Farmers to get accurate weather predictions with S1.2m UENR satellite

The installation of a multi-purpose satellite ground station at Sunyani, the Brong Ahafo Region capital, by the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) means Ghana joins eight others around the globe that receives improves atmospheric data. The Ground Station at UENR which is estimated at around US$1.2 million, predicts accurate weather and climate conditions that would be of immense… Read more →

Press Release: RMG Concept Ltd acquires Babator Farming Company Ltd

On April 28, 2017, RMG Concept Ltd (“RMG”), a leading West African agribusiness group, completed the purchase of 70% of the shares of the Babator Farming Company Ltd (“BFC”) for a total investment of $1.75m. BFC is a 356 ha (net) irrigated farming company established by AgDevCo Ghana Ltd (“AgDevCo”) as the first phase of the Babator Irrigated Farming Hub… Read more →

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 →