Tag: agriculture in ghana

Communiqué of the 2017 Pre-COP Climate Festival

We, the participants of the 2017 Pre-COP Climate festival organised and hosted by the Regional Institute for Population Studies of the University of Ghana in Accra, on this Day 24th of October 2017, from government, civil society, the private sector, international and inter-governmental organisations, development partners, academic institutions, and vulnerable communities in attendance affirm that: ~ Climate change remains one… Read more →

Food Safety Protocols: HACCP

The theory of food safety is based on the desire to keep food safe from contamination of any kind. Microbial contamination is especially important because bacteria that reach the food supply are of public health significance. This is where HACCP is the most important. HACCP is a method of ensuring food safety by examining every step in a food operation,… Read more →

Ghana Stages Pre-COP23 Climate Festival

In preparation towards the 23rd Conference of Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) from 6th-17th November 2017 in Bonn, Germany hosted by Fiji, a Pre-COP climate festival was held in Accra yesterday October 24, 2017. The Pre-COP Climate Festival is a high level event to sensitize key stakeholders and the public on climate change… Read more →

Lands Commission to cuts delays and corruption with new system

As part of government’s digital Ghana agenda, the Lands Commission has hinted that it is near the completion of a digital system that promises to cut delays and corruption in the land administration processes. The upcoming digital system, dubbed the Ghana Enterprise Land Information System (GELIS), is one of the key interventions designed to reduce the turnaround time, bureaucracies and… Read more →

1-District-1-Warehouse Launched

October 18, 2017: President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo cut the sod to mark the beginning of the implementation of the warehouse component (1-District-1-Warehouse) of the government’s Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP). The president cut the sod for the commencement of the Project at Ejura, in the Ashanti Region The purpose of these warehouses would be to handle produce, as well… Read more →

Consultancy Services: Baseline Studies on Women Access to Shea Parklands

  TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES BASELINE STUDIES ON Improving marginalised women rights to access and control of shea parklands to guarantee long term sustainable investment Project in Northern Ghana Request for Technical and Financial Proposal Organization Brief Background Shea Network Ghana (SNG) is an organization of shea sector businesses, stakeholders and value chain actors (collectors, buyers, traders) formed… Read more →

SFMP Job Vacancy: Communications and Media Relations Officer

Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP) Vacancy Announcement Communications and Media Relations Officer The USAID/Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP) seeks a Communications and Media Relations Officer for a full-time employment. SFMP is a 5-year (2014-2019) US Government food security project, headquartered in Accra.  The project seeks to rebuild targeted marine fisheries stocks through the adoption of sustainable fisheries practices. The… Read more →

Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture in Ghana-Partner Agtech Companies

Agriculture is honked as the backbone of Ghana’s economy, providing livelihoods for the vast majority of the population, and employing nearly 50% of the nation’s labour force in small family farms. The greater part of production is generated through rain-fed farming. According to Agricinghana Media research output, in 2010 the area under crop production was estimated at 3.6 million hectares;… Read more →

Marshall Plan for Agriculture in Ghana: Unveiled in 2018 Budget

¬ Duties on agro-processing equipment and machinery to be removed ¬ Massive road construction and irrigation in food basket areas ¬ Pension scheme for cocoa farmers, et al Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said government will use the 2018 budget, scheduled to be presented to Parliament in a month’s time, to support an ambitious agriculture transformation agenda. The Vice President… Read more →

Low education among female farmers worrying-SARI

Low level of education among women farmers, mostly in rural areas, is affecting their ability to adopt modern technologies, thereby limiting their yields and incomes. The situation, which is rife in most parts of the country, has also been identified as one of the major causes of food insecurity, leading to high poverty rates especially in the rural parts of… Read more →

Ghana Green Label Scheme

  Certification of produce for the domestic market is one of the requirements needed in the domestic fruits and vegetable market to realise the full potential of Ghana’s Horticulture Industry. The Green Label Scheme entails conformity, accepted and standard practices needed for exported products. This will lead to good agricultural practices needed to meet international standards The Ghana Green Label Scheme… Read more →

EOI: Village Savings and Loans Association Consultancy

ACDI/VOCA is implementing the USAID-funded Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement (ADVANCE) Project. ADVANCE aims at increasing the competitiveness of the maize, rice and soya valuechains, through increasing agricultural productivity, improving access to market and trade and enhancing local capacities. The project also contributes to the US Government’s Feed the Future Initiative of reducing global hunger and food security. The… Read more →

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 →