Category: Farm inputs

Interplast to host irrigation demo for smallholder farmers at Pre-Harvest Exhibitions

Interplast Limited, the largest manufacturer of PVC and HDPE pipes in West Africa will run an exciting irrigation technology demo and training targeting event participants and rural smallholder farmers at the upcoming agribusiness conference and exhibitions in Tamale from October 3-5th. Deploying smart solutions for agriculture through its Ingreen brand, Interplast is commited to providing at scale innovative technologies to… Read more →

Training of Agro-Input Dealers in the Northern Region of Ghana

Published by Agricinghana Media The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP), through the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), under the Africa’s Smallholder Inclusive Productivity and Market Access (SIPMA) Project, and in collaboration with the Ghana Agri-Input Dealers’ Association (GAIDA), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Croplife, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Plant Protection and Regulatory Services Directorate… Read more →

Managing Cassava Diseases, Pests and Nutritional Disorders!

Are you a Cassava farmer? Are you having difficulty managing pests, diseases and the like? International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT45), CTA & CLAYUCA (Support Cassava Research and Development) have created a comprehensive Practical Handbook for Managing Cassava Diseases, Pests and Nutritional Disorders!   This handbook provides detailed information on the economic importance, biology, habits and nomenclature of insects. It… Read more →

Need an agrochemical spraying drone for your farm? Talk to Acquahmeyer Aviation

Ghana’s  AcquahMeyer Aviation is leading the drone revolution with the deployment of crop spraying drones for the country’s farming sector. The company, also having a branch in Germany, has in stock DigitalEagle  YM-6160 and YM-6180 agricultural spray drones. These professional drones are for automated spraying of agrochemical products on varying farm parcel sizes: small, medium to large hectares.    … Read more →

Cassava: Production & Processing

Have you taken interest in the production and processing of Cassava? This can be an additional revenue source as selling refined products often earns greater revenue than raw products. If you are considering beginning production and processing of your raw cassava start by reading: Cassava production and processing a publication by Engineers Without Borders, Cameroon (ISF Cameroon) and The Technical… 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 →

Food Safety Protocols: HACCP

The theory of food safety is based on the desire to keep food safe from contamination of any kind. Microbial contamination is especially important because bacteria that reach the food supply are of public health significance. This is where HACCP is the most important. HACCP is a method of ensuring food safety by examining every step in a food operation,… Read more →

Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) in Ghana

It is important for farmers in Ghana to adopt Good Agricultural Practices to increase their productivity, in this way enhancing their competitiveness in the value chain. Implementing GAP in agriculture should not be an end in itself but should be followed up with Farmer Business School in which the producers are trained to understand the economics behind efforts Good Agricultural… Read more →

Organic Cacao Production Still Falling Short of Potential

Growing Interest in Organic Produce Organic farming is a term that is becoming familiar to both consumers and producers. Demand for organic food has been increasing steadily for some time, and it continues to grow, with interest in organic fruit, vegetables and chocolate being particularly high. Young farmers are particularly likely to express an interest in using organic methods. Despite… Read more →

Ensuring Food Security in the Northern Region- The National Buffer Stock Company, et al

For the past years the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has embarked on various Food Security programmes in collaboration with other institutions and NGOs in the Northern Region of Ghana. The current Block Farm Programme implemented by MoFA involves all the three regions in Northern Ghana . By this programme improved seeds, fertilizer, weedicide and tractor services are provided… 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 →

4H & Dupont…………Empowering Ghanaian Youths in Agriculture

Post courtesy of  http://landghana.blogspot.com/ Starting next year, a youth in farming project will commence in Ghana by 4-H, which is a youth development programme of the co-operative extension system of the US, with over 6.5 million youth throughout the world and committed towards youth leadership development. To be implemented in two phases beginning in January 2012, Phase 1 will see… Read more →