Category: Projects in Ghana

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 →

SyeComp Data Collector (SDC) for Farm Digitalisation

SyeComp Data Collector (SDC) is a tool to help field staff, lead farmers, and agribusinesses (in outgrower commodity supply chains) collect both spatial and non-spatial data. SDC is a customized version of the Open Data Kit (ODK) and thus has all the functionalities. It is a powerful smartphone-, tablet-, PC-based replacement for paper forms, supports a wide range of question… Read more →

Local Weather Forecast: Old Atronso

Date: Monday  May 20, 2019 Location of Farming Community: Old Atronso GPS Location: 6.21667, -2.23 Weather Update: Very hot during the day (34 degs) and warm at night (24 degs). It will rain (87% 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 →

Press Release: Gold in the Soil Awards Receive 50 Nominations!

The award component of the first ever Women in Food and Agriculture Leadership Forum and Expo, dubbed Gold in the soil awards has received fifty (50) applications since nominations opened . Billed under the theme: Women! Key Partners in Shaping Agribusiness, the two-day event is set to take place from June 12  to June 13, 2019 at Hotel Stevens located… Read more →

What do you know about Agricinghana Media?

Agricinghana Media, a specialised media company since 2011, has a strategic working philosophy not to ordinarily satiate the thirst for agriculture information but to expand the horizon for Ghana’s crops, livestocks, poultry, and aquaculture value chains. We are scaling our services and building a hub for Agricultural Intelligence in Africa. Join us on this unique journey through our Annual Institutional… Read more →

Digitising Small Farms in Sub-Saharan Africa

Digitisation of small farms involve building data footprint for smallholder farms and using technology to propel value-added services. One critical component of digitisation is farm survey and mapping; largely promoted by SyeComp for a decade in Ghana and other African countries. Farm mapping especially targeted at crop farmers serve as the start for all digitisation engagement. Farm mapping is essential… Read more →

WOFAGRIC 2019: Rewarding Excellence; Partnering Women to Shape Agribusiness in Ghana

According to The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), if women worldwide had the same access to productive resources as men, they could boost agricultural production and help lift 100 to 150 million people out of hunger. This claim is not only interesting: it represents an apparent narrative that we have inexplicably managed to sidestep. In Ghana, majority of… Read more →

Nestlé lays out action plan to help end deforestation and restore forests in the cocoa supply chain

Nestlé today laid out an action plan to help end deforestation and restore forests in its cocoa supply chain in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. This plan is part of the company’s commitment to support the Cocoa & Forests Initiative, a new public-private partnership bringing together the governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana and the cocoa and chocolate industry. Nestlé today… Read more →

Snail farming in Ghana: Aren’t you interested?

Snail farming is a very lucrative business which requires very little capital to start. I encourage all students, unemployed graduates, graduates serving their National Service, bored aged and everyone who yearns for a supplementary income to venture into snail farming. One can start snail farming in Ghana with as low as 500 Ghana Cedis initial capital. Averagely snails lay eggs… Read more →

Discounts and Pro bono Services: SyeComp@10

SyeComp Ghana Ltd is 10! We are very excited to reach this stage in our growth trajectory. What is 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 agriculture services in Africa.… Read more →

Invitation for Expression of Interest by Young Persons: Commercial Forest Plantations

The Forest Plantation Development Fund Act, 2000 (Act 583) established the Forest Development Fund Management Board with functions which include among others: ¬ Sourcing and administration of funds to facilitate timber plantation establishment ¬ Promoting feasible schemes that supports forest plantation establishment,and ¬ Providing incentives for plantation forestry development in Ghana In its quest to achieve its mandate, the Forest… Read more →

Brief History of Cocoa in Ghana

Tetteh Quarshie’s travels to Fernando Po (now Bioko in today’s Equatorial Guinea), was to transform the economy of the Gold Coast (now Ghana) with his introduction of cocoa beans on his return. Hitherto, palm-oil and rubber were the main staple industries in Ghana. Tetteh Quarshie was born in 1842 to a farmer from Teshie known as Mlekuboi. His mother was… Read more →

2nd AG-STUD Africa Boot Camp Slated for Feb 21, 2019

The second edition of the Agricultural Students Career Guidance and Mentorship Dialogue Boot Camp (AG-STUD Africa 2019) is scheduled to come off on Thursday February 21, 2019 – Saturday, February 23, 2019. Under the theme, “Growing Futures: Enabling the Agri Youth”, the three (3) day event is aimed at developing the expertise of agric students and beginner agribusinesses by appraising… Read more →

mfarmPay: Market Differentiation

Maintaining differentiation, at a time when traditional financial institutions are significantly increasing their fintech investments, requires agility. Innovative organizations need the ability to iterate quickly. New product ideas and strategies for streamlining the smallholder farmer onboarding process need to be rapidly developed, tested and rolled into production before competitors have the chance to catch up. Technology that empowers business analysts… Read more →

Ghana Agro Input Dealer Directory

Agro-input dealers in Ghana are typically owners of agro shops and agro vets across the length and breadth of the country. We are pleased to announce the availability of a spatial (location-based) directory ( data set) of agro-input shops in Ghana. This data set is localised per community, district, and region with assigned Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates. You could request… Read more →