Tag: Farmer helpline

Farmerline Ltd to commence satellite data irrigation project

Farmerline Ghana Limited, an IT firm focused on agri-business, has organised an inception workshop to explore the technical and business feasibilities of satellite data-based irrigation advisory services for Ghanaian farmers. The data-based irrigation advisory service relies on satellite imagery technology to help improve yield for farmers. The system works by providing information on crop yield, nutrient requirements, humidity as well… Read more →

Market-Oriented Agriculture Programme (MOAP) new phase launched in Wa

The Market-Oriented Agriculture Programme (MOAP) has been launched in Wa, with the aim of creating an enabling environment for investment in agriculture infrastructure in the North Western part of Ghana. MOAP is a 160 million Euros project  co-financed by the European Union under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) and the German Government. It is being implemented by the Ministry… Read more →

NASTAG holds Sensitization on Seed Sector Reform Documents for Stakeholders

The National Seed Trade Association (NASTAG) in collaboration with the Central Regional Offices of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) and the Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) held a sensitization meeting on the seed sector reform documents (the National Seed Policy and its implementation strategy, the National Seed Plan) for 62 public and private sector seed stakeholders at… Read more →

Call for Applications: Journalists to cover an Agricultural Event in Accra

One of our institutional partners intends hosting a major 3-day conference coming off in early May, 2017 in Accra. We are therefore requesting the services of 3 savvy and competent journalists to cover the event. Interested candidates should send their applications and résumé to: Editor@agricinghana.com Astute women journalists with agriculture focus are encouraged to apply. Kindly note that only shortlisted… Read more →

Call for Data Capture Assistants: Ghana Census of Agriculture (GCA)

Ghana Census of Agriculture (GCA) Ghana Statistical Service Ministry of Food and Agriculture Job Opportunity: Data Collection Assistants The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) is in the process of conducting the Ghana Census of Agriculture (GCA) 2016-2019 The Census of Agriculture is a statistical operation that covers the country and allows… Read more →

Farmer Helpline Service in Ghana: Dial 0500000996

October 31, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Accra, Ghana – Delivering vital, actionable information to smallholder and commercial farmers in Ghana is essential to improving farm productivity, generating revenue and improving livelihoods especially in rural farming communities. Agriculture in Ghana is increasingly becoming more knowledge-intensive, thus having access to timely, accurate information that is tailored to specific locations and conditions is… Read more →

Ghana launches first West African Farmer Helpline!

Feeding the nation and investing in our farmers is a key priority of Government and a critical driver for Ghana’s 2020 vision. Despite significant advances in technology, farmers remain vulnerable to climate change, drought, poor harvests, weed infestations and virulent pests. Farming techniques remain outdated, marketing costs too high, and incomes unacceptably low. There is a slow drift of young… Read more →