October 15: International Day of Rural Women

Today, October 15, is a day set aside to recognise and appreciate rural women. Rural women form a significant segment of the rural farmer population globally. In Ghana the population of rural women involved in on-and-off farm activities is closed to 92%. For us at Agricinghana Media, we appreciate the hard work rural women play in their households and communities:… Read more →

Tender: Greenhouse Technical Assistance

Background HortiFresh is a programme supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands which has prioritized commercial agriculture in its strategic plan of moving from aid to trade. The programme’s mission is to establish “a sustainable and internationally competitive fruit and vegetable sector that contributes to inclusive economic growth, food and nutrition security” in Ghana and Ivory Coast.… Read more →

African Swine Fever: Precautionary Measures

African swine fever, which has spread this year across China and throughout Europe, has no cure and there is no vaccine. So what can veterinarians and farmers do? √ Practice good hygiene and biosecurity measures throughout the farm; √ Keep pigs in controlled environments to reduce risk from wild boar; √ Train farmers and raise awareness of importance of prevention.… Read more →

Ghana Cocoa: Producer Price Unchanged

The Government of Ghana has maintained the producer price of cocoa for the 2018/2019 cocoa season at GH¢7,600 per tonne, translating into GH¢475 per bag of 64 kilogramme (kg) gross weight. The price takes effect with the new season expected to commence on Friday October 5, 2018. Cocoa price on the international market in recent times has reduced from US$3,300… Read more →

Overview: Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD) Programme

The Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD) Programme is a decentralized National Tree Crop Programme to promote rural economic growth and improve household incomes of rural farmers through the provision of certified improved seedlings, extension services, business support and regulatory mechanisms. To create a legacy towards the realization of the Ghana Beyond Aid Agenda, the Government of Ghana through… Read more →

Vice President Opens 8th Pre-Harvest Exhibitions and Conference

The 8th edition of the annual Pre-harvest Exhibition and Conference is set to bring the Northern Regional Capital, Tamale to a standstill from 3rd to 5th October. This year, the annual agricultural showpiece organized by Agri-house Foundation, in partnership with the World Food Programme, Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), Northern Regional Coordinating Council and the Northern Development Authority, is… Read more →

Visit our exhibition stands at Pre-Harvest 2018 in Tamale

Get to know us! You may connect with us on the WhatsApp Business channel of the #FarmerHelpline: 0500000996 Visit our stand at the 8th Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Exhibitions and Conference from tomorrow which is the largest gathering of agribusiness actors in Ghana happening at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium, Tamale ( Wednesday October 3 to Friday October 5, 2018). We encourage… Read more →

Inclusive Value Chain: what is it?

A value chain is a set of linked activities that work to add value to a product. It consists of actors and actions that improve a product while linking commodity producers to processors and markets. Value chains work best when their actors cooperate to produce higher-quality products and generate more income for all participants along the chain, as opposed to… Read more →

8th Annual Pre-Harvest Conference and Exhibition: Message from World Food Programme Country Director

MESSAGE FROM WFP REPRESENTATIVE AND COUNTRY DIRECTOR, MS RUKIA YACOUB FOR THE 8TH PRE-HARVEST AGRIBUSINESS EXHIBITIONS AND CONFERENCE The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is pleased to sponsor the 8th Annual Pre-Harvest Conference and Exhibition from Wednesday, October 3 – Friday to October 5, 2018, at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium, Tamale, ensuring that this event continues to link… Read more →

SyeComp: Mapping Smallholder Farms in Ghana

Mapping Smallholder farms involves building sustainable supply chains through digitisation, expanding traceability of (exportable and non-export) crops, and strengthening smallholder producer networks and farmer cooperatives. SyeComp team has the technology, resources, and personnel to run and manage your agribusiness mapping project effectively and their service charge is very affordable. Why not connect with them and request a free quote? Email:… Read more →

Ghana: Cocoa buying season is imminent

The World’s second-biggest cocoa producer after neighboring Ivory Coast, secured last week USD 1.3 billion syndicated facility from international banks to kick off the season. Ghana expects to produce about 900,000 MT of cocoa this year. Why should I care? Such fund injection will boost Ghana’s foreign exchange reserves and stabilise the wobbling country’s currency, the Cedi. Editor@agricinghana.com FarmerHelpline: 0500000996… Read more →

Interplast to host irrigation demo for smallholder farmers at Pre-Harvest Exhibitions

Interplast Limited, the largest manufacturer of PVC and HDPE pipes in West Africa will run an exciting irrigation technology demo and training targeting event participants and rural smallholder farmers at the upcoming agribusiness conference and exhibitions in Tamale from October 3-5th. Deploying smart solutions for agriculture through its Ingreen brand, Interplast is commited to providing at scale innovative technologies to… Read more →

Reducing Risks in Farming in Ghana- Ghana Crop Calendar

Farming can be a gamble. As an enterprise with several moving parts with various value chain actors, there are inherent risks associated with it. There are many variables that can determine success and some of them, like climate change , are outside a farmer’s control. Innovative data-driven approaches, however, have potential to tip the odds to benefit smallholders, medium to… Read more →