Category: NEWS

Communiqué of the 2017 Pre-COP Climate Festival

We, the participants of the 2017 Pre-COP Climate festival organised and hosted by the Regional Institute for Population Studies of the University of Ghana in Accra, on this Day 24th of October 2017, from government, civil society, the private sector, international and inter-governmental organisations, development partners, academic institutions, and vulnerable communities in attendance affirm that: ~ Climate change remains one… Read more →

Ghanaian Agribusinesses Network at Cocktail Party

Close to 70 representatives of agribusinesses in Ghana and invited corporate institutions came together for an evening networking cocktail party on Saturday October 28, 2017. The Agribusiness representatives were made up of mostly young professionals, Agtech and Fintech start-up founders, crop farmers, livestock farmers, poultry farmers, fish farmers, and several C-Level corporate executives in Ghana. The Agribusiness networking cocktail had… Read more →

Private sector urged to take advantage of Government’s flagship agriculture initiatives

The private sector and other agribusiness stakeholders have been urged to take full advantage of the many opportunities that the government’s Agriculture initiatives have to offer. The two initiatives, “Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ)and One District, One Factory (1D1F)” since their launch in April and August respectively have been touted as the catalyst to propel the nation’s economic transformation… Read more →

Ghana Stages Pre-COP23 Climate Festival

In preparation towards the 23rd Conference of Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) from 6th-17th November 2017 in Bonn, Germany hosted by Fiji, a Pre-COP climate festival was held in Accra yesterday October 24, 2017. The Pre-COP Climate Festival is a high level event to sensitize key stakeholders and the public on climate change… Read more →

International Cocoa Initiative helps farmers eliminate child labour

  Cocoa farmers in the Assin Fosu hub of the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) have said the international NGO’s support, aimed at improving their livelihoods, while eliminating child labour in their communities, are paying off. The representatives of the farmers told journalists, at a briefing event, that the awareness and educational programmes in their communities had resulted in keeping children… Read more →

Call for Participation: Multi-Stakeholder Consultative Meeting on Boosting Private Sector Investment in Agribusinesses in Ghana

The GROW Africa Partnership works to increase private sector investment in agriculture, and accelerate the execution and impact of investment commitments. The aim is to enable countries to realize the potential of the agriculture sector for economic growth and job creation, particularly among farmers, women, and youth. Grow Africa works through national partnership platforms that it helps to establish and… Read more →

Lands Commission to cuts delays and corruption with new system

As part of government’s digital Ghana agenda, the Lands Commission has hinted that it is near the completion of a digital system that promises to cut delays and corruption in the land administration processes. The upcoming digital system, dubbed the Ghana Enterprise Land Information System (GELIS), is one of the key interventions designed to reduce the turnaround time, bureaucracies and… Read more →

Accra Brewery powers Tindongo farmers with irrigation system

Accra Brewery Limited’s (ABL) Eagle Farmer Project has provided farmers in Tindongo, Upper East Region, with a solar-powered irrigation system, delivering on the company’s commitment to invest in a Growing World where everyone has the opportunity to improve their livelihood. The GHC 80,000.00 facility which consists of a newly-constructed furrow irrigation system and a solar-powered mechanised borehole, is intended to… Read more →

1-District-1-Warehouse Launched

October 18, 2017: President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo cut the sod to mark the beginning of the implementation of the warehouse component (1-District-1-Warehouse) of the government’s Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP). The president cut the sod for the commencement of the Project at Ejura, in the Ashanti Region The purpose of these warehouses would be to handle produce, as well… Read more →

Ghanaian farmers committed to embracing GMO and Conventional products concurrently

Farmer representatives present at a workshop on biotechnology (popularly called GMO) and biosafety issues held on October 13 expressed their willingness to adopt biotechnology cropping. This is to enable them obtain superior crop yields to improve Ghana’s agrifood system. As a safeguard measure, they also intend continuing with their conventional farming methods, rivet, and scale their farming operations for the… Read more →