Category: NEWS

Financial Institutions in Ghana Require Guarantee Fund to Finance Farmers

Financing is key to unlocking growth bottlenecks in Ghana’s agricultural sector. Financial institutions and agri-lenders have onerous responsibility ( and opportunity) to provide the much needed financing to help in the sector’s expansion. Current approaches to unlocking smallholder farmer financing in Ghana is weak. Associated Government subsidies in the agricultural sector is unsustainable with political changes and change in policies… Read more →

Ghana Weather Forecast [November 13, 2019]: Yakanebi

Date: Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 Location: Yakanebi (Upper West Region) GPS Coordinates: 10.14999, -1.8833 Weather Update: Very hot during the day (37 deg celsius) and hot at night (25 deg celsius). No rain (4% chance), wind is normal (2km) To subscribe for localized weather forecast for your farming or fishing community, send a mail to: developers@syecomp.com Annual or semi-annual subscription… Read more →

Vegetable Farmer wins Miss Agriculture 2019

A vegetable farmer in Ahwerem, a farming community in the Ashanti Region, Margaret Afriyie also known as Midwife Farmer has been crowned the 2019 Miss Agriculture queen. The newly-crowned Agriculture queen, who is also a midwife, battled it out with thirteen other ladies to win a cash prize and the ultimate Crown. The finale of the Miss Agriculture project pageant… Read more →

Celebrating International Day of Rural Women in Ghana

Today is not just October 15th, it’s the International Day of Rural Women! It’s time we recognise rural women and girls in Ghana as focal points for resilience and sustainability. We appreciate the entrepreneurial attributes of rural  women smallholder farmers in Ghana and across Africa and encourage proactive policies that will really enrich their efforts. We are truly inspired by… Read more →

Happy Customer Service Week from Agricinghana Media

Happy Customer Service Week! As we celebrate you, our valued readers, we commit to serve you even better in bringing detailed and quality agricultural news in Ghana. In spreading the magic of our service, we offer you free access to Agricinghana Media News app from the Google Playstore this week. It’s absolutely free this week! Tap on the image below… Read more →

Responsible and Sustainable Sourcing of Cocoa Beans in Ghana: Truth or Fiction

By 2025, most commodity supply organisations and confectioneries intend completing the phased activity of responsibly and sustainably sourcing their raw commodities. Their intent is securing high commodity producer profitability, quality on-farm business, and concurrently addressing issues like gender inequality and poor social conditions. These commitments are ambitious and very exciting. It is interesting to observe how different institutions signed up… Read more →

9 Reasons for the Poor Performance of Ghana’s Agricultural Sector

Agriculture in Ghana has huge growth potential. Limited investments and policy-incoherence is unfortunately dwarfing its ability to expand. The current focus of Ghana’s government on agriculture does not outline a clear theory of change to build confidence and establish future continuation with a governance change. Presently, it is difficult to establish plausible association between Ghana’s broad development objectives and the policy reform… Read more →

Enhancing Rural Farm Productivity in Ghana: Digital Solutions

SyeComp is spearheading efforts in satellite-derived geodata enabled precision agriculture services in Africa. As an Earth Observation Technology company, the company strives to support smallholder African farmers and agribusinesses with localised digital solutions to create sustainable and profitable agrifood systems and promote smart sourcing ( traceability) solutions. The company’s onerous objective is to help commodity producer clients reach a high… Read more →

3rd Edition of Miss Agriculture Ghana is Launched

The 3rd edition of Miss Agriculture Ghana was Saturday September 7 launched at the Empire State hotel bringing twenty (20) brilliant women with different agriculture backgrounds from the South to the North of the country together for this year’s contest. Madam Paulina Addy, Director at Women in Agricultural Development (WIAD) Department of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture commended the… Read more →

Use modern technologies and drought resistant crops to minimize climate change impact: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

The Co-chair for Commission on New Climate Economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, says the use of modern technologies and drought resistant crop varieties are some of the surest ways to minimize the climate change menace facing Africa’s agricultural sector. This according to her will help reap the most out of the sector despite the challenges it is faced with. Mrs Okonjo-Iweala who… Read more →

Blessed Eid AI-Adha

Eid Mubarak! From all of us at Agricinghana Media, we wish you a celebration filled with blessings and goodness. #EidAIAdha About Eid al-Adha: Eid al-Adha or Eid Qurban, also called the “Festival of the Sacrifice”, is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year. It honours the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of… Read more →

Achieving optimum yields, food security and zero poverty: Are pollinators forgotten?

The drive to attain food security and increased yields have necessitated several interventions, strategies and practices by research institutions, government agencies, private sector actors and funding agencies, all in the name of achieving zero poverty. It seems that certain critical thinking and/or areas are still left untouched. Good agronomic practices, improved seeds, precision agriculture through digitization, private sector inclusion and… Read more →

Call for Applications: Miss Agriculture Ghana 2019

Yes, Ready for the 3rd edition of the *Miss Agriculture Ghana* Agro pageant 2019? Join the audition train!🚋🚋🚋🚋 Are you a young lady between the ages of 18-35 years, student or worker with interest in Agriculture? Do you have an innovative project or idea that can boost the interest of women in Agriculture and create more jobs? Simple; this is… Read more →

Agricinghana Media Celebrates Pan African Women’s Day

Today is the 58th Pan-African Women’s Day, observed annually on July 31, in commemoration of the first Pan-African Women’s Conference in 1962 held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. It celebrates the remarkable feats of African Women while also advocating for gender equality and an end to all forms of discrimination against women. As Africans, it is our collective responsibility to… Read more →

Ivory Coast and Ghana win concessions on cocoa floor price

Ghana and Ivory Coast have won concessions from international stakeholders in the cocoa industry, including acceptance of a $2,600 floor price per tonne of cocoa. The world’s chocolate market is worth around $100 billion, only $6 billion go to cocoa producers. Ghana and Ivory Coast produce over 65% of world’s cocoa Both countries threatened to suspend sales to buyers unless… Read more →