Tag: Syecomp

Recruitment of Public and Private Extension Officers-Commission Basis

Objective: Creating meaningful impact for farmers, pastoralists, fishers, and agribusinesses  with weather forecast and agronomic information. Background: It is increasingly emerging that the provision of context-specific and user-friendly weather forecasting information at scale determines the resilience of farmers and pastoralists to variability and climate change. Additionally, information about crop, livestock, and poultry diseases and mitigation measures needed to be widely… Read more →

Communiqué of the 2017 Pre-COP Climate Festival

We, the participants of the 2017 Pre-COP Climate festival organised and hosted by the Regional Institute for Population Studies of the University of Ghana in Accra, on this Day 24th of October 2017, from government, civil society, the private sector, international and inter-governmental organisations, development partners, academic institutions, and vulnerable communities in attendance affirm that: ~ Climate change remains one… Read more →

Ghanaian Agribusinesses Network at Cocktail Party

Close to 70 representatives of agribusinesses in Ghana and invited corporate institutions came together for an evening networking cocktail party on Saturday October 28, 2017. The Agribusiness representatives were made up of mostly young professionals, Agtech and Fintech start-up founders, crop farmers, livestock farmers, poultry farmers, fish farmers, and several C-Level corporate executives in Ghana. The Agribusiness networking cocktail had… Read more →

Ghana Stages Pre-COP23 Climate Festival

In preparation towards the 23rd Conference of Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) from 6th-17th November 2017 in Bonn, Germany hosted by Fiji, a Pre-COP climate festival was held in Accra yesterday October 24, 2017. The Pre-COP Climate Festival is a high level event to sensitize key stakeholders and the public on climate change… Read more →

Call for Proposals for Women-led Sustainable Energy Enterprises in West Africa, Investment of Up to USD 50 Million

The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), and the Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) have launched a call for proposals for women-led sustainable energy enterprises in West-Africa. Women-led businesses employing clean energy solutions to facilitate women’s economic empowerment in the ECOWAS countries and seeking investments of up to USD 50… Read more →

Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture in Ghana-Partner Agtech Companies

Agriculture is honked as the backbone of Ghana’s economy, providing livelihoods for the vast majority of the population, and employing nearly 50% of the nation’s labour force in small family farms. The greater part of production is generated through rain-fed farming. According to Agricinghana Media research output, in 2010 the area under crop production was estimated at 3.6 million hectares;… Read more →

Weather forecast information for farmers in Ghana

It rained pretty heavy today and vegetable farmers around Dzorwulu, East Legon, Labone, Weija and Sakumono (in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana) were caught off guard. The need for timely and reliable weather forecast information to farmers’ cellphones to prioritise farming activities is very essential. One of our partner organisations, Syecomp Ghana Ltd, is offering 50% weekly and daily… Read more →

Need for sustainable intensification on available farmlands

Continued population growth, rapidly changing consumption patterns and the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation are driving limited resources of food, energy, water and materials towards critical thresholds worldwide. Ghana is thus being advised to intensify efforts to get the maximum yields from existing farmlands under the Planting for Food and Jobs Programme (PFJ). Unrestricted cultivation of new lands would… Read more →

Companies enriching farms in Ghana with weather information

Every stage of the farming cycle is dependent on weather, so farmers need forecasts to manage their daily/seasonal activities. Every year, disasters caused by climate extremities such as severe storms, floods, heat waves and droughts lead to significant losses of life and socioeconomic activities. These disasters can significantly compromise development and growth, particularly in countries with the least capacity to… Read more →

Ghana Receives Landmark Approval from Carbon Fund

With Support From Winrock, Ghana Is Now Eligible To Receive Payments For Reducing Forest Emissions September 26, 2017 – Winrock International contributed significantly to the development of Ghana’s Emission Reduction Program which has become part of the portfolio of the Carbon Fund of the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, making it eligible to receive performance-based payments for reducing emissions… Read more →

mfarmPay®: propelling unbanked and underserved smallholder farmers in Ghana

Smallholder farmers in predominantly rural farming communities in Ghana face the challenge in finding the money they need to hire farm labourers, purchase fertilisers, seeds, and basic farm equipment to enable them increase crop yield. Financial institutions are often reluctant to serve smallholder farmers and associated farmer based organisations given their usually small loan sizes and high costs typical of… Read more →

Density Map of Agri Input Dealers in Ghana

Our partner organisation, Syecomp, has developed heat (density) map showing agri input dealer distribution in Ghana. Ashanti Region has the highest concentration of agri-input dealers in Ghana. Isn’t it beautiful? Interested in knowing more about agri- input dealer locations and the locations of other agribusiness actors in Ghana  such as Tractor Service Providers, Food Processors, Soil Suitability Profile, etc?, then… Read more →

New US $280 Million Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa Launched

Four prominent organizations supporting African agriculture join forces in an innovative strategic partnership to increase incomes and improve the food security of 30 million smallholder farm households in at least 11 African countries by 2021. Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 5 September 2017 – The multi-million dollar Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa (PIATA) was launched today at the 2017 African… Read more →

Request for Quotation (RFQ): Baseline Study for Satellite-derived Geodata Project in Ghana

REQUEST FOR QUOTATION (RFQ) Baseline Study for Satellite-derived Geodata Project in Ghana A Consortium of Ghanaian and Dutch Institutions intend implementing a project that focuses on utilisation of remote sensing satellite imagery as data source to provide timely and resourceful information services to 120,000 smallholder farmers ( and their families) in Ghana via an expanded Farmer Helpline channel. The study… Read more →

Farmers to get accurate weather predictions with S1.2m UENR satellite

The installation of a multi-purpose satellite ground station at Sunyani, the Brong Ahafo Region capital, by the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) means Ghana joins eight others around the globe that receives improves atmospheric data. The Ground Station at UENR which is estimated at around US$1.2 million, predicts accurate weather and climate conditions that would be of immense… Read more →

Drone Technology for Agriculture in Ghana: Giving Farms a Bird-Eye View

The emergence of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), popularly known as drones, in recent years has provided new opportunities to obtain timely high spatial resolution images over crop fields at a reasonable cost. Drone technology is used to provide in-depth details of growing crops on farms, in a far more cost effective and efficient manner than traditional approaches of crop inspection.… Read more →