Google AI in Ghana: What it means for Agriculture in Ghana

One word: Exciting! On June 13, 2018 Google announced  its intent to setup Google AI research center in Africa, to be opened in Accra later in the year. They intend bringing together top machine learning researchers and engineers in the new center dedicated to AI research and its applications. Google is aiming to collaborate with local universities and research centers, as well as… Read more →

Supply of Drip Irrigation Systems

1. Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) has received funding from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) towards the implementation of the 6-Year Farmers’ Economic Advancement through Seedlings (FEATS) Project. The FEATS project aims to facilitate the distribution of 21m cocoa, cashew, rubber and shea seedlings for planting by 100,000 female and male farmers. To boost the supply of cocoa pods and increase… Read more →

Relax Ghanaian Farmers: Let the Robots Do the Crop Spraying

Need an Agriculture Spray Drone? Talk to AcquahMeyer Aviation. The tech startup which is based in Ghana and Germany provides professional crop spray services for farmers and agribusinesses! AcquahMeyer Aviation will be exhibiting their professional drone mapping services during the upcoming exciting Value-Added Agriculture/Acquaculture Expo West Africa from 2-4th August, 2018 at the Providence  Events Centre, Near Trade Fair, La. Register to attend the… Read more →

Farming in Ghana: Land Tenure and Land Use

Land Tenure: Most of the agricultural land in Ghana is under communal ownership. Communal land is controlled by lineage or clan-based land-owning groups and allocated to individuals or households on a usufructuary basis. In most parts of the country, particularly in the northern regions, women generally have difficulties in accessing land except where there is a male guarantor, or where… Read more →

Derrick Tuffour-Mills: Farming is Cool

Once I had a university lecturer from another department, who made it his mantra to castigate everything and anything about agriculture. His disdain for agriculture made me wonder sometimes whether he ate. It was obvious that he did not fully comprehend the implications of his statements. One day during a lecture, he mentioned that, “I would never allow any of… Read more →

Market Price: Cocoa Prices Tumble

Prices of cocoa on the international market have begun to tumble due to investors expectations of an imminent increase in production from top growing countries, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. Côte d’Ivoire, which is the world’s largest producer, is projecting a production of about 1.9 million tonnes, while Ghana is hopeful of meeting its 850,000 tonnes target for the season, something… Read more →

Job Vacancy: Agribusiness Expert at FARA

Job Vacancy Announcement Disseminated by Agricinghana Media Ref: FARA/ad/agribuz/2018 Organisation/Location: Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) secretariat, Accra, Ghana Application deadline:  June 21, 2018 Details: Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) supports the Feed Africa by providing needed, proven agricultural and food processing technologies and implementation strategies for inclusion within the Bank’s loans to Regional Member Countries. TAAT’s approaches… Read more →

Exhibitor or Visitor at Agriculture Expo West Africa?

The Value Added Agriculture Expo West Africa and co-located Value Added Aquaculture Expo West Africa and SMARTFactories expo will be held at the Providence Events and Recreation Centre, Accra, Ghana, from 2 – 4 August 2018. To exhibit your products and services–> http://go.reedexpoafrica.co.za/l/486621/2018-02-22/247bg7 Free registration for potential visitors–>http://go.reedexpoafrica.co.za/l/486621/2018-02-27/24bxnk   To know more about this exciting upcoming exhibition event, visit here. Enquiries:… Read more →

Wish to Support Agricinghana Media Scale Operations?

Dear Readers, We will be glad to receive your cash donations to enable us expand our Agricultural Media services. You can donate via any preferred channel: Paypal, Credit card or Debit card with a minimum of US$9. We appreciate your support and will send personalised emails to all received donations. Thank you!   Editor@agricinghana.com Farmer Helpline: 0500000996 Join Ghana’s Farmer Helpline channel… Read more →

Connect with Ghana’s Farmer Helpline on WhatsApp

  Dear Ag Value Chain Actors, please be informed that the Farmer Helpline (FHL): 0500000996 will be offline from June 5-18th, 2018 for upgrade works. To access any information please utilise the Farmer Helpline WhatsApp platform. See the link below and add yourself to the channel. You can make enquiries,ask questions, request for agricultural technology services, funding information, et al,… Read more →

Online Forum for Women and Youth in Agriculture Launched in Accra

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has supported the setting up of a multi-stakeholder Online Forum for Women and Youth in Agriculture. Its objective is to encourage youth and women to act as catalysts for sustainable rural development and to provide an open channel to discuss ways to equitably include youth and other marginalized groups into agricultural value chains and… Read more →

Call for Applications: A One Year Comprehensive and Practical Agricultural Training Program

Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Enterprise Development Centre (SAREDEC) Sustainable Development of Enterprises in Agriculture: A one year comprehensive & practical training program Invites prospective and practicing small-scale farmers to apply for the 2018 12-month training programme in sustainable agriculture. The training is essentially experiential and hands-on designed to empower young and energetic Ghanaians to pursue farming as a business to… Read more →

Announcement of Winners: Agribusiness Essay Contest

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Ghana Agribusiness Essay Contest, 2017! A total of 29 applications were received and the assessment process went through a 3-stage rigorous review. We are generally very impressed with the quality all the essay submissions from participants. We encourage you to keep writing and  sharing your thoughts even if you did not… Read more →

Purchase of Organic Soyabeans by FEGO Foods

FEGO Foods Processing Ltd is interested in procuring soya beans for export to USA. Quantity required for 2018: 200,000 metric tons or more To facilitate the organic certification process, they have secured 66,700 hectares of land in the Northern Region. The certifying authority, ECOCERT of France (Regional Office in Burkina Faso) has given authorization to farm on this land. Cultivation… Read more →