Tag: Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA)

Unfair development practices stiffling growth of Ghana’s agricultural sector

Over the past decade, several exciting international development initiatives have been implemented in Ghana aiming to spur the growth of the agricultural sector. Some of these development projects/programmes are still on-going under new implementation phases and with different implementing firms. Examples of these interventions include: ¬ Market Oriented Agriculture Programme [MOAP (I, II, and III)] ¬ Agricultural Development and Value… Read more →

MoFA: time and money spent appropriately?

Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, the Minister of Food and Agriculture has led a Ghanaian delegation to this year’s TECHAGRO fair in the Czech Republic to learn first hand, best practices and seek collaboration in various areas of the Agric sector to help improve food production and food security. The question to ask here is are the costs of flights and… Read more →

Planting For Food and Jobs Campaign: Pre-Qualification of Seed Growers to Supply Certified Seeds

Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA)   1.0 The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) intends to apply part of its budgetary support from GoG to fund payments under the contract Procurement of Certified Seeds for distribution to farmers for the 2018 cropping season under the “Planting for Food and Jobs” campaign. The quantities to be delivered under each type… Read more →

Planting For Food and Jobs Campaign: Pre-Qualification of Fertilizer Suppliers

Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) The Ministry of Food and Agriculture intends to purchase fertilizer for distribution to farmers for the 2018 cropping season under the “Planting for Food and Jobs” campaign. The fertilizers to be covered include Compound fertilizers (NPK) of all sort but which are suitable for our soil conditions (e.g 15-15-15, 23-10-05, 20-10-10 etc) and urea.The… Read more →

Pre-Register: agrofood West Africa 2017

agrofood West Africa 2017 is getting closer and together with its partner event plastprintpack West Africa the event takes place from 05 to 07 December 2017 at the Accra International Conference Centre in Ghana. Pre-registration is free of charge, takes less than 3 minutes and provides you with a free, fast track entry to the exhibition, your personal visitor badge and a complimentary copy of the official show… Read more →

1-District-1-Warehouse Launched

October 18, 2017: President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo cut the sod to mark the beginning of the implementation of the warehouse component (1-District-1-Warehouse) of the government’s Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP). The president cut the sod for the commencement of the Project at Ejura, in the Ashanti Region The purpose of these warehouses would be to handle produce, as well… Read more →

Government to Launch ‘Planting for Jobs and Investments’ Policy

Government plans to launch a program dubbed “Planting for Jobs and Investments” a subsidiary of its flagship “Planting for Food and Jobs Policy” geared at creating jobs for the youth and also boosting revenue of local assemblies. The programme is targeting about three to five million farmers in the cultivation of seven identified cash crops within the next four to… 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 →