Tag: Ghana

Betway to make inroads in Ghana with impact support for Agribusinesses and Sports

Betway, the global online betting multinational, intends to expand its operations in Ghana by supporting social impact agribusinesses to boost operations. With more than 65 per cent of Ghana’s population operating in the agricultural value chain, support from companies like Betway will positively impact the sector by enriching the sector’s growth and create more jobs for numerous unemployed Ghanaian graduate… Read more →

Weather Forecast (April 04, 2018): Agona Swedru

Weather Forecast for, Agona Swedru (5.53, -0.70)-in Central Region: Very hot during the day (34C) and warm at night (24C). It will rain (76% chance), wind is normal (3km). Wish to subscribe for location-specific weather forecast for your farming community? Contact the Weather Service Provider at Email: Team@syecomp.com Farmer Helpline: 0500000996 Read more →

Climate Change, Innovations, and Syecomp

Agriculture is predominantly rainfed in Ghana where the climate is dominated by the inter tropical convergence zone and the hot, dry harmattan winds blowing from the Sahara. The south of the country experiences a bimodal rainfall regime, with a major and a minor rainfall season while the north of the country has a unimodal rainfall regime. Climate change scenarios show… Read more →

Surprise! Esoko’s Agricultural Market Prices Are Private Sector Failures

We’ve all heard of Esoko, the ICTforAg company specializing in market prices for farmers. Starting in Ghana in 2007, then expanding across West Africa and beyond, it quickly became a donor-darling by promising an African ICT success story with: ¬ Market prices that could alleviate smallholder farmer poverty. ¬ Technology that could bridge systematic transportation failures. ¬ A private-sector for-profit model that didn’t… Read more →

Queen of Denmark coming to Ghana

The Queen of Denmark, Margrethe II, will arrive in Ghana on Wednesday November 22nd 2017 at the invitation of President H.E. Nana Dankwa Akufo-Addo. The Queen’s arrival marks a crucial time when the relationship between Ghana and Denmark is changing, as Ghana has seen substantial economic growth moving them into the lower middle-income countries. The relationship is shifting from development… Read more →

Organic Farming in Ghana 101- Introduction

Organic production can offer different benefits. These can include: a better price for better quality and lower input costs; crop diversification; better natural resource management; conservation of biodiversity; improved soil fertility, and fewer health risks for farmers and consumers. Exporting organic products can be attractive for farmers and their producer organisations; the specific market segments (niche markets) offer the opportunity… Read more →

Agriculture providing jobs for the youth in Ghana

The World Bank has estimated that Africa has more than 50% of the world’s fertile and unused land and agriculture accounts for the 25% of the continent’s GDP. A development in the agricultural sector would lead to a sustained economic growth in the whole continent and every country would benefit from it. In Ghana, agriculture is the most important economic… Read more →