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Taxation of mobile phones: Implications for livestock and crop agriculture

Opinion piece written by: Osmond E. Datsomor (Bsc agriculture; Mphil Animal science) Taxation as a sole means of revenue generation for government funding expenditure must be critically reviewed. The government of Ghana (GoG) through the Ministry of Finance (MoF) is resorting to impose and subsequently implement a 17% VAT on import of mobile phones, a recent development which is unfortunate. The current… Read more →

Recruitment of Programme Staff-Value Chain Manager-GASIP

The Ghana Agricultural Sector Investment Programme (GASIP) which is planned for six years commenced in January 2015 under the responsibility of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA). It builds on the achievement of some on-going and soon-to-complete projects such as Northern Rural Growth Programme (NRGP) and Root and Tuber Improvement and Marketing Programme (RTIMP). GASIP will have a National… Read more →

CropLife Ghana CleanFarms Project- A Summary Report

The CropLife CleanFarms Ghana Project began in 2009 after a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Ghana, represented by the Ministry of Food & Agiculture (MoFA) and CropLife International, represented by CropLife Ghana (CLG). The project was extensively executed in collaboration with the Ministry of Food & Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). A total of about 170 MT of… Read more →

International Fund for Agricultural Development – IFAD-In Ghana

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is both, a specialized agency of the United Nations, and an International Financial Institution. Through its programme financing, IFAD promotes private sector development and pro-poor economic growth in rural areas, with the objective to empower poor rural women and men to achieve higher incomes and improved food security. IFAD also supports the development… Read more →

Youth In Agriculture Programme (YIAP) Ghana-Overview

PROGRAMME POLICY, STRATEGY AND SUSTAINABILITY INTRODUCTION Within the developing agenda of Ghana, agriculture is identified as one of the economic pillars. The nexus/connection between agriculture development and Ghana’s ability to achieve its food and nutrition security goals are inextricably linked. Agriculture is important to the development of any nation, Ghana being no exception. Development must include the youth and therefore… Read more →

Let’s Keep Track of Policy Implementation-6

The Government of Ghana has introduced variety of measures to improve agricultural productivity in Ghana. Notable amongst these is the redefining of the outdated Food & Agricultural Development Policy (FASDEP I) in FASDEP II to address the loopholes and inefficiencies in the former. In each subsequent update of this blog, we will look at each policy document and delve on… Read more →