Category: NEWS

Electronic Trading on the Ghana Commodity Exchange

On November 6, 2018, Ghana recorded the first ever electronic trading of a commodity. The Ghana Commodity Exchange (GCX), a national multi commodity exchange commenced trading in spot contracts for maize – a move that would help farmers get the true value of their goods. The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was present to deliver the keynote… Read more →

Senior Software Engineering Jobs at SyeComp (Ghana/Kenya)

Senior Software Engineering Jobs at SyeComp, 2019 Start (Fixed-Term/Renewable Employee). SyeComp is recruiting for key management positions in its software engineering department. About 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… Read more →

Winners: Fall Armyworm Tech Innovation Prize

Congratulations to the 6 winners of the fall armyworm tech prize especially the top winners: Farm Ink and Akorion. Congrats to the Ghanaian tech companies for winning the other award components: Henson Geodata and Farmerline Ltd. Agricinghana Media is proud to assist in monitoring these tech solutions and how they evolve.   Winners The Fall Armyworm Tech Prize is pleased… Read more →

World Food Program (WFP) encourages custom and contract farming

The World Food Programme (WFP) has admonished smallholder farmers in Ghana to pull their resources in the course of their practice so as to raise the quality of their expertise leading to an increase in demand for their services. Speaking at a session on Custom and Contract Farming during the 8th Pre-harvest Agribusiness Exhibition and Conference held in the Northern… Read more →

Why Ghana’s cocoa receive a premium

Fermentation is a unique transformation of food products. This is because it doesn’t involve any applied heat. This is food and drink made strictly through the action of bacteria and fungi. They perform all the transformations that normally we need heat to make it happen. A lot of fermented food is on the aisle of most supermarkets and shoppers barely… Read more →

7 years on the agricultural journey….. Agricinghana Media

We are excited with the month of October! 7 years ago we begun chronicling Ghana’s agricultural journey as a specialised media organisation. We are proud of where we are and excited for the future. We thank our Institutional Partners and encourage new organisations to join us for the coming year by sending a mail to: Editor@agricinghana.com For us at Agricinghana… Read more →

October 16: World Food Day at Agricinghana Media

Today, October 16, we are celebrating World Food Day by remembering a simple principle: everybody should have access to food. In addition to the FAO’s ZeroHunger by 2030 goal, Agricinghana Media is also working on a longer term objective: making contextual and relevant agriculture information available to diverse group of Ghanaians both at home and in the diaspora. Additionally, we… Read more →

Join us crown the AgroQueen, Miss Agriculture Ghana 2018

Join us on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the M-Plaza hotel at 12pm as we crown our AgroQueen 👑! In the event’s AgriSheroes segment, we will recognise and appreciate great women who have contributed tremendously to the agricultural sector in diverse ways.   Buy a ticket to support our Queens.   Agricinghana Media is a Media Partner. Email: Editor@agricinghana.com Farmer Helpline:… Read more →

October 15: International Day of Rural Women

Today, October 15, is a day set aside to recognise and appreciate rural women. Rural women form a significant segment of the rural farmer population globally. In Ghana the population of rural women involved in on-and-off farm activities is closed to 92%. For us at Agricinghana Media, we appreciate the hard work rural women play in their households and communities:… Read more →

African Swine Fever: Precautionary Measures

African swine fever, which has spread this year across China and throughout Europe, has no cure and there is no vaccine. So what can veterinarians and farmers do? √ Practice good hygiene and biosecurity measures throughout the farm; √ Keep pigs in controlled environments to reduce risk from wild boar; √ Train farmers and raise awareness of importance of prevention.… Read more →

Ghana Cocoa: Producer Price Unchanged

The Government of Ghana has maintained the producer price of cocoa for the 2018/2019 cocoa season at GH¢7,600 per tonne, translating into GH¢475 per bag of 64 kilogramme (kg) gross weight. The price takes effect with the new season expected to commence on Friday October 5, 2018. Cocoa price on the international market in recent times has reduced from US$3,300… Read more →

Vice President Opens 8th Pre-Harvest Exhibitions and Conference

The 8th edition of the annual Pre-harvest Exhibition and Conference is set to bring the Northern Regional Capital, Tamale to a standstill from 3rd to 5th October. This year, the annual agricultural showpiece organized by Agri-house Foundation, in partnership with the World Food Programme, Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), Northern Regional Coordinating Council and the Northern Development Authority, is… Read more →

Visit our exhibition stands at Pre-Harvest 2018 in Tamale

Get to know us! You may connect with us on the WhatsApp Business channel of the #FarmerHelpline: 0500000996 Visit our stand at the 8th Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Exhibitions and Conference from tomorrow which is the largest gathering of agribusiness actors in Ghana happening at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium, Tamale ( Wednesday October 3 to Friday October 5, 2018). We encourage… Read more →

Ghana: Cocoa buying season is imminent

The World’s second-biggest cocoa producer after neighboring Ivory Coast, secured last week USD 1.3 billion syndicated facility from international banks to kick off the season. Ghana expects to produce about 900,000 MT of cocoa this year. Why should I care? Such fund injection will boost Ghana’s foreign exchange reserves and stabilise the wobbling country’s currency, the Cedi. Editor@agricinghana.com FarmerHelpline: 0500000996… Read more →