Tag: agriculture in ghana

Ghana Receives Landmark Approval from Carbon Fund

With Support From Winrock, Ghana Is Now Eligible To Receive Payments For Reducing Forest Emissions September 26, 2017 – Winrock International contributed significantly to the development of Ghana’s Emission Reduction Program which has become part of the portfolio of the Carbon Fund of the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, making it eligible to receive performance-based payments for reducing emissions… Read more →

Vacancy: Consultant Agronomist for World Vegetable Centre

The World Vegetable Centre (WorldVeg) is a non-profit, autonomous international agricultural research centre with headquarters in Taiwan and regional offices around the globe. WorldVeg conducts research and development programmes that contribute to improved incomes and diets in the developing world through increased production and consumption of nutritious and health-promoting vegetables. WorldVeg’s Regional Office for West and Central Africa (WCA)-Coastal and… Read more →

GhanaVeg begins trials of eight varieties of onion cultivars

  GhanaVeg, an initiative of The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, has commenced trials of eight varieties of onions. The trial is to ascertain the performance of onion cultivars in two different seasons in three zones of Ghana namely Northern, Middle and Southern Zones. The varieties included two known varieties namely Bawku Red, Red Creole and six hybrid… Read more →

COCOBOD borrows $1.3bn for 2017/18 cocoa season

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has signed an agreement with a number of banks to raise 1.3 billion dollars at an interest rate of 0.65% plus libor rate for the 2017/2018 purchase of cocoa beans. The syndicated loan which was signed in France on September 20, 2017 had 25 banks participating in the transaction. Speaking to journalists via a teleconference after… Read more →

Agribusiness Financing? Attend this Information Session

Information Session Africa Agriculture and Trade Investment Fund (AATIF) and FAIRTRADE are organising an information meeting on Tuesday September 26, 2017 at the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel from 8am to 12pm. Kindly complete and email the Confirmation form (see download link below) if you wish to participate. Email completed form to:  aliou.dieng@db.com and e.akapire@fairtradeafrica.net AATIF is an impact investment fund based in… Read more →

mfarmPay®: propelling unbanked and underserved smallholder farmers in Ghana

Smallholder farmers in predominantly rural farming communities in Ghana face the challenge in finding the money they need to hire farm labourers, purchase fertilisers, seeds, and basic farm equipment to enable them increase crop yield. Financial institutions are often reluctant to serve smallholder farmers and associated farmer based organisations given their usually small loan sizes and high costs typical of… Read more →

Media, Private Sector, and Agrifood Nexus in Ghana

Communique We, Media Participants at the Media Round table Dialogue on Agriculture Investment, held in Accra on September 13, 2017, having discussed issues relating to the role of the media in the promotion of agricultural investment; Convinced that the Media is a key driving force in agricultural transformation in Ghana; Aware of the essential role of the Media in promoting,… Read more →

Ghanaian media urged to strengthen agricultural investment and policy processes

Media have been encouraged to highlight vital agriculture issues to promote reforms in government policies that can enable improved private sector participation and investment in agriculture in Ghana. Facilitating a discussion on the role of the media in promoting a private sector-led agriculture economy in Ghana, Dr Richard Ampadu and Dr Charity Osei of CSIR-STEPRI made a twofold presentation exploring… Read more →

Ruminant Livestock Production as a Business Enterprise in the Upper East Region

The Northern Savanna Ecological Zone (NSEZ) made up of northern, upper east and upper west regions of Ghana offers an ideal and conducive environment for ruminant livestock production. Ruminant livestock are animals with a four-chambered stomach, capable of converting roughages, forages, and agro-by products into products such as meat and milk for human consumption. These animals include sheep, goats, and… Read more →

New US $280 Million Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa Launched

Four prominent organizations supporting African agriculture join forces in an innovative strategic partnership to increase incomes and improve the food security of 30 million smallholder farm households in at least 11 African countries by 2021. Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 5 September 2017 – The multi-million dollar Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa (PIATA) was launched today at the 2017 African… Read more →