Category: NEWS

Job Opportunity: Agriculture Technology Advisor-GIZ Ghana

Published and disseminated by Agricinghana Media The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) draws on a wealth of regional and technical expertise, as well as tried and tested management know-how. As a federal enterprise, we support the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ offers customized solutions to complex challenges.… Read more →

Farmers of infested cocoa trees get cash compensation

The Government has begun cutting down diseased and moribund cocoa trees in Sefwi Wiaso in the Western Region. More that 11 million disease infested cocoa trees will go down in the country-wide exercise being spear-headed by the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD). The affected cocoa farmers will earn GHC 552.00 per hectare of their cocoa farm as compensation package. Land owners… Read more →

Strengthening Farmer-Based Organizations in Ghana

Most Farmer-Based Organisations (FBOs) and Farmer-Based Cooperatives (FBCs) lay comatose in breadbasket areas in Ghana for decades. Numerous International Development support projects have been implemented over the years to setup and grow smallholder farmer unions in Ghana but they have largely been unsustainable when the project funding ends and most become briefcase entities. Noteworthy examples includes US Government-MIDA funded Commercial… Read more →

Reorienting Agriculture in Ghana: Miss Agriculture Ghana

Auditions for the first Agro beauty pageant in Ghana, Miss Agriculture Ghana is scheduled for Saturday, 11th of August 2018 at the Resource Center of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Accra. Miss Agriculture Ghana is an initiative of the Uniting Women for Agricultural Development (UWAD) Foundation in collaboration with the Women in Agricultural Development (WIAD) Under the Ministry… Read more →

Satellite Technology Program Launches to Support Ghana’s Smallholder Cocoa Farmers

  ACCRA-July 19, 2018: SAT4Farming, an initiative to reach thousands of small-scale cocoa producers with information and services to improve their productivity and sustainability, was announced today. It is designed to use digital technology and satellite imagery to create individual Farm Development Plans (FDPs) that guide farmers over a seven-year period. The digital FDPs provide a planning and monitoring tool,… Read more →

Miss Agriculture Ghana 2018-Apply Now!

Do you have a project? An idea that can solve a problem along Ghana’s agricultural value chain and create meaningful jobs for women? Then, fill this form to audition for Miss Agriculture Ghana! Miss Agriculture Ghana is spearheaded by Uniting  Women for Agricultural Development Foundation (UWAD).     Agricinghana Media is a media partner to UWAD. Editor@agricinghana.com Farmer Helpline: 0500000996 Read more →

Weather Forecast: Gyakiti (Eastern Region)

Monday July 9, 2018: Weather forecast for Gyakiti [6.4, 0.06667],  a farming community in the Eastern Region: Warm during the day (28C) and cool at night (21C). It will rain (91% chance), wind is normal (3km). To request for context-specific weather forecast for your farming community, please email: Team@syecomp.com Read more →

Tilapia Lake Virus Scare: Ghana Bans Tilapia and Ornamental Imports

Press Release: Published by Agricinghana Media Tilapia Lake Virus is a newly emerging virus that is associated with significant mortalities in farmed tilapia. The attention of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MoFAD) has been drawn to the fact that, cases have been reported across Africa, Asia, and South America that the virus represents a huge risk to the… Read more →

Market Price: Cocoa Prices Tumble

Prices of cocoa on the international market have begun to tumble due to investors expectations of an imminent increase in production from top growing countries, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. Côte d’Ivoire, which is the world’s largest producer, is projecting a production of about 1.9 million tonnes, while Ghana is hopeful of meeting its 850,000 tonnes target for the season, something… Read more →

Exhibitor or Visitor at Agriculture Expo West Africa?

The Value Added Agriculture Expo West Africa and co-located Value Added Aquaculture Expo West Africa and SMARTFactories expo will be held at the Providence Events and Recreation Centre, Accra, Ghana, from 2 – 4 August 2018. To exhibit your products and services–> http://go.reedexpoafrica.co.za/l/486621/2018-02-22/247bg7 Free registration for potential visitors–>http://go.reedexpoafrica.co.za/l/486621/2018-02-27/24bxnk   To know more about this exciting upcoming exhibition event, visit here. Enquiries:… Read more →

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Connect with Ghana’s Farmer Helpline on WhatsApp

  Dear Ag Value Chain Actors, please be informed that the Farmer Helpline (FHL): 0500000996 will be offline from June 5-18th, 2018 for upgrade works. To access any information please utilise the Farmer Helpline WhatsApp platform. See the link below and add yourself to the channel. You can make enquiries,ask questions, request for agricultural technology services, funding information, et al,… Read more →