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Mr Minister, these technologies already exist (in Ghana)

We read from a recent publication on Ghanaweb where the Minister of State in charge of Agriculture, Dr. Gyiele Nurah stated that the Planting for Foods and Jobs (PFJ) programme will not achieve significant increase in agricultural production without the application of science and technology in the farming system. This is a very insightful statement echoing the need for the farming… Read more →

Satellite technology for farming in Ghana

Over the past half decade various forms of information and communication technologies (ICTs) have been deplored across farms in Ghana to boost production, monitor crop growth, optimise water use, and provide advanced detection of diseases and pests on crop fields. Technology needs of medium to large scale commercial farmers differ from that of smallholder food producers. However, innovations are helping… Read more →

2 Ghanaian ICT Companies Selected to Operationalise Drone Technology in Agriculture in Ghana

Two well-known Ghanaian ICT for Agriculture companies, Syecomp Ghana Ltd and Farmerline Ltd, are set to fully deploy Unamanned Aerial Vehicles-UAVs ( popularly known as drones) to improve the agricultural sector in Ghana. This was made known to AgricInGhana.com via Twitter feed. The initiative is supported through financial and technical support from the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Co-operation… Read more →

CTA Awards Grant to Ghanaian Geospatial Mapping Company

Syecomp Business Services Ltd, a private-sector provider of Agricultural Research and Geospatial Survey and Mapping company in Ghana has been awarded a grant by The Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) to develop a proof of concept and explore viable business models for the adoption of Geospatial Technology (GIS/Global Positioning Systems), dissemination of agro-climatic information and mFarm actor-chain interactions in… Read more →

ICT4ag Conference-Call for content is now open!

Do you have stories, case studies or solutions on ICTs and agricultural and rural development that you would like to share with a global audience? Will your contribution to the ICT4Ag conference teach and inspire? If so, then we would like to hear from you. Please complete the submission form, outlining your proposal, how you would like to present it… Read more →