Tag: Farmer helpline

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 →

Weather forecast information for farmers in Ghana

It rained pretty heavy today and vegetable farmers around Dzorwulu, East Legon, Labone, Weija and Sakumono (in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana) were caught off guard. The need for timely and reliable weather forecast information to farmers’ cellphones to prioritise farming activities is very essential. One of our partner organisations, Syecomp Ghana Ltd, is offering 50% weekly and daily… 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 →

Incentives for Banks to Lend to Agribusinesses-GIRSAL

In the wake of global efforts to improve financing for agriculture, the Bank of Ghana in collaboration with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, and the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is designing the Ghana Incentive-based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (GIRSAL) programme. The goal of this instrument is to reduce the perceived risk of agriculture financing and… Read more →

Job Openings at Winrock International for an Upcoming Project

Position Announcement Agriculture Production & Marketing Experts Winrock International works with people around the world to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment. Winrock matches innovative approaches in agriculture, natural resources management, clean energy, and leadership development with the unique needs of its partners. Winrock is recruiting for agriculture production, marketing and investment experts for an anticipated… Read more →

AgPress® Newswire-Agricultural News Broadcasting

Accra, Ghana: Introducing AgPress® Newswire, a strategic communication channel for press releases and newsworthy information from key value chain actors. These include Agricultural Development Projects, Input Companies, Financial Institutions, Agribusiness Investors, Agribusinesses, Farmer-Based Organisations (FBOs), Farmer-Based Co-operatives (FBCs), and Government Agencies. AgPress® Newswire is a unique service of Agricinghana Media to boost your project communication giving you a greater Return… 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 →

Impact Evaluation: Farmer Helpline Service-Ghana

There is a growing appreciation within the development community of the merits of conducting evaluations. Evaluation is a powerful tool for learning about what works, what does not, and the reasons why. Evaluation is also an important accountability tool (Source: World Bank). Agricinghana and partner companies are currently exploring collaboration with individual researchers (free mover academics) and research institutions interested… Read more →