Category: Projects in Ghana

Unfair development practices stiffling growth of Ghana’s agricultural sector

Over the past decade, several exciting international development initiatives have been implemented in Ghana aiming to spur the growth of the agricultural sector. Some of these development projects/programmes are still on-going under new implementation phases and with different implementing firms. Examples of these interventions include: ¬ Market Oriented Agriculture Programme [MOAP (I, II, and III)] ¬ Agricultural Development and Value… Read more →

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA): Spurring Rigorous Agricultural Research Projects in Africa

It is interesting the sort of unique insights generated from rigorous impact studies of agricultural development interventions especially in Africa. Recurrently, development interventions from Governments, Development Agencies and Private Sector actors focusing on deploying and scaling technology innovations and policies in agriculture tend to do so with unapprised data and in-depth assessment of expected (real) impact on project constituents. We… Read more →

Thinking about climate impact on farmers’ productivity in Ghana

Farmers are people on the front line of climate change impacts. The ecosystems on which they rely are increasingly degraded, their access to suitable agricultural land is declining, and their forest resources are increasingly restricted. Many are working on marginal rain fed land, with increased water scarcity. Farmers need accurate and consistent information to support strategic planning and to deliver… Read more →

Job Vacancy: Agronomist at GIZ Integrated Climate Risk Management Project

Job Vacancy-GIZ Technical Advisor: Agronomist Published by: Agricinghana Media Salary Band: 4- Professional: 4T Reports to: ICRM Programme Manager A/ Programme Description Climate change negatively impacts human livelihood and natural systems. Insurance-related approaches are increasingly gaining significance as the financial consequences of weather-related risks need to be reduced. The programme “Promoting Integrated Climate Risk Management and Transfer Approaches” (ICMR) is… Read more →

Ghana Commodity Exchange Pilots Trading Operations

The Ghana Commodity Exchange (GCX), a trading platform for physical commodities and futures contracts, under the auspices of the Ministry of Finance, piloted trading operations on the April 24, 2018. The Government of Ghana’s drive to support smallholder farmers, increase value along the agricultural value chain and provide export opportunities for Ghanaian commodities, has led to its investment in GCX,… Read more →

MBC Africa steps-up value chain model with attractive packages for agribusinesses in Ghana

MBC Africa, an agribusiness value chain development organisation building sustainable and competitive Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs) has organised a stakeholder consultation workshop on a new extension service model to boost agriculture in Ghana. The Agribusiness Stakeholder Roundtable, held on Monday, April 30 at the Peduase Valley Resort near Aburi purposed to explore design-thinking approaches with key stakeholders from the… Read more →

Ghana Weather Forecast [ May 1, 2018]: Ada Foah

Weather Forecast in Ada Foah [ 5.7833, 0.6333 ] in the Greater Accra Region: Hot during the day (31C) and warm at night (26C). Minimal chance of rain (28% chance), wind is strong (7km). Wish to subscribe for location-specific weather forecast for your farming community delivered to your cellphone weekly? Contact the Weather Service Provider at: Email: Team@syecomp.com Farmer Helpline:… Read more →

Need an agrochemical spraying drone for your farm? Talk to Acquahmeyer Aviation

Ghana’s  AcquahMeyer Aviation is leading the drone revolution with the deployment of crop spraying drones for the country’s farming sector. The company, also having a branch in Germany, has in stock DigitalEagle  YM-6160 and YM-6180 agricultural spray drones. These professional drones are for automated spraying of agrochemical products on varying farm parcel sizes: small, medium to large hectares.    … Read more →

Breakthrough for Ghana’s Cocoa Farmers: First-Time Ownership of Timber Trees

Accra — UN International Day of Forests announcement positions farmers to benefit from agroforestry and contribute to fight against deforestation and climate change Ghana’s Forestry Commission approves tree registration for 150 cocoa farmers near Asankrangwa, in Ghana’s Western Region Shade trees are conducive to a positive cycle of afforestation on cocoa farms For the first time ever in Ghana, cocoa… Read more →