Category: Projects in Ghana

Top 10 Questions on Aflatoxin

1/ What is Aflatoxin? Response: Aflatoxins are natural poisons produced when certain mold species ( Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus) grow in foods. 2/ What types of food are most likely to be contaminated? Response: Maize, peanuts, dried spices, and tree nuts are the most likely foods to contain aflatoxins, but contaminated feed can also lead livestock products containing aflatoxins… Read more →

Responsible and Sustainable Sourcing of Cocoa Beans in Ghana: Truth or Fiction

By 2025, most commodity supply organisations and confectioneries intend completing the phased activity of responsibly and sustainably sourcing their raw commodities. Their intent is securing high commodity producer profitability, quality on-farm business, and concurrently addressing issues like gender inequality and poor social conditions. These commitments are ambitious and very exciting. It is interesting to observe how different institutions signed up… Read more →

Enhancing Rural Farm Productivity in Ghana: Digital Solutions

SyeComp is spearheading efforts in satellite-derived geodata enabled precision agriculture services in Africa. As an Earth Observation Technology company, the company strives to support smallholder African farmers and agribusinesses with localised digital solutions to create sustainable and profitable agrifood systems and promote smart sourcing ( traceability) solutions. The company’s onerous objective is to help commodity producer clients reach a high… Read more →

Local Weather Forecast: Hohoe

Date: Monday September 02, 2019 Location of Farming Community: Hohoe GPS Location: 7.1500, 0.4666 Weather Update: Hot during the day (30 degrees celcius) and warm at night (22 degrees celcius). It will rain (91% chance), wind is normal (2km). Subscribe* for local farming weather forecast update for your Farmer-Based Organisation (FBO) or Farmer-Based Cooperative (FBC) by sending a mail to:… Read more →

Call for Applications: Miss Agriculture Ghana 2019

Yes, Ready for the 3rd edition of the *Miss Agriculture Ghana* Agro pageant 2019? Join the audition train!🚋🚋🚋🚋 Are you a young lady between the ages of 18-35 years, student or worker with interest in Agriculture? Do you have an innovative project or idea that can boost the interest of women in Agriculture and create more jobs? Simple; this is… Read more →

Greenhouse Revolution: Back to the Basics!!

Greenhouse farming is gradually gaining grounds and has become very popular in Ghana due to the perceived profitability and ease of cultivation. This technology seems well calculated and sophisticated because the farmer has full control to provide optimum conditions for plant growth. It is apt for adapting against climate change. Other additional technologies even include monitoring and controlling the farm… Read more →

Agricinghana Media Week long News App Giveaway!

Interested in accessing and installing the Agricinghana Media News app but the $0.99 ( ~5 Ghana Cedis) price tag seem out of your reach presently? No worries! From today Monday, July 15 to July 22, you can install it for FREE. Absolutely no charge! Share the Google Playstore link with other smart farmers and agriculture professionals. This is a very limited… Read more →

Landmark Stakeholder Meeting Step Forward for Sustainable Cocoa Production in Ghana

Solidaridad West Africa recently facilitated a groundbreaking roundtable, bringing together the land committee of the Sefwi Wiawso Traditional Council, Ghana, and tenant cocoa farmers. They met to build consensus over provisions in a proposed lease agreement that has generated controversy between the two parties over the past decades. The lease agreement is an integral part of efforts to create sustainable… Read more →

9th Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Exhibitions and Conference:

This year’s Pre-Harvest to focus on sustainable and structured markets for the agricultural sector. The 9th Annual Pre-harvest Agribusiness Exhibitions and Conference builds on the success of the 2018 event, which is scheduled from September 25-27, 2019 at the Aliu Mahama Sports stadium. This event is expected to bring together about 3000 farmers, agribusinesses and value chain actors to share… Read more →

A Deep Dive into the Ghanaian Tech Start-up Ecosystem

Ghana puts forth one of the strongest startup ecosystem frontiers in Africa. The nation continues to follow the footsteps of major hubs of the continent–Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. The emergence of the new generation of entrepreneurs impacts Ghana’s economic growth. You have new players like Betway coming up, for instance. Yes, Betway Ghana is more popular than ever.… Read more →

Day 2: Hortifresh Exhibitions at La Palm Royal Beach Hotel

Today, July 3,  is Day 2 of the Fruit and Vegetable Fair ongoing at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, Accra organised by Hortifresh, a Dutch-funded project in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire. Attendance is free and no pre-registration required. Get to download the Agricinghana Media News app (android version) at the event venue and get some freebies. Email: Editor@agricinghana.com Farmer… Read more →

Registration Opened: Agronomists Training of Trainers Batch 2

HortiFresh, a project by SNV and its consortium partners in Ghana and Cote d’ivoire, has opened registration for the 2nd batch of Training of Trainers (ToT) for Agronomists. The training will commence in September, 2019. If you’re an agronomist and interested in going through the ToT, register by sending a mail to: hortifresh@snv.org AgJob News Source: Agricinghana Media Email: Media@agricinghana.com… Read more →

Ghana Coffee

Coffee is an important global export commodity and is one of the most consumed beverages in the world. Ghana is noted  as the world’s second biggest exporter of premium cocoa beans. However, coffee has potential to do equally well with required investments and greater attention. The agroecological diversity of Ghana presents a potential for the production of high quality coffee… Read more →

Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity Awards $4.4m for Innovative Financial Services in Burundi, Ghana, Mali, Tanzania, Zambia

More than US$41.5 million committed overall as the Fund closes competitions Nairobi, Kenya, May 24, 2019 –The Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity (FRP) recently announced that five companies will receive a total of US$4,438,551 to support its financial inclusion agenda in Africa. The five companies, with projects in Burundi, Ghana, Mali, Tanzania, and Zambia, were selected from among 214… Read more →