Category: NEWS

Macfrut to host the second edition of the Tropical Fruit Congress

Cesena, 2nd May 2019 – The second edition of the Tropical Fruit Congress, the international event covering topics involving exotic fruits, will be held at Macfrut from 8 to 10 May 2019. Over the course of three days, market, consumption and trade trends will be examined, as well as the scientific developments, technologies and sales strategies of exotic produce, which… Read more →

Agrihouse Foundation and MoFA Lead Delegation to Agrishow in Brazil

Agrihouse Foundation and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture are currently in Ribeirao, Brazil with a strong Ghanaian contingent to participate in the 26th edition of Agrishow. A 17-Member Delegation, led by the Deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture, Hon. Sagre Bambangi and Alberta Akyaa Akosa, the Executive Director of Agrihouse Foundation are in the South American country to represent… Read more →

Adjust Cocoa Price Downwards – IMF Advises Government

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has advised the government to adjust the producer price of cocoa to reflect changes in international cocoa prices. According to the IMF, the downward adjustment had become necessary because the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) was grappling with a funding gap of GH¢1 billion due to the government’s inability to reduce producer prices paid to cocoa… Read more →

Soils of Ghana for Farming

Ghana is divided into 6 major agro-ecological zones: the Rain Forest Zone, the Semi-deciduous Forest Zone, the Forest-Savannah Transition Zone, the Coastal Savannah, the Guinean Savannah and the Sudan Savannah Most of the soils of Ghana are developed on thoroughly weathered parent materials, characterised by inherent or human induced infertility. The soils in the Forest zone are porous, well drained… Read more →

Digitising Small Farms in Sub-Saharan Africa

Digitisation of small farms involve building data footprint for smallholder farms and using technology to propel value-added services. One critical component of digitisation is farm survey and mapping; largely promoted by SyeComp for a decade in Ghana and other African countries. Farm mapping especially targeted at crop farmers serve as the start for all digitisation engagement. Farm mapping is essential… Read more →

Financing smallholder Ghanaian farmers

Most financial institutions in Ghana tend to rely on traditional forms of credit assessment.  This is the process flow for loan applications: 1/ Credit Risk officers screen a large pool of unbanked individuals  looking to access formal financing 2/ These customers, often referred to as “thin file”, are rejected due to the lack of information on how risk tolerant or… Read more →

Discounts and Pro bono Services: SyeComp@10

SyeComp Ghana Ltd is 10! We are very excited to reach this stage in our growth trajectory. What is SyeComp? SyeComp  is a Remote Sensing (RS) and GIS company for farmers and agribusinesses in Africa pioneering innovative data-driven tools, credit solutions, and climate-smart technologies using space technology. SyeComp is spearheading efforts in satellite-derived geodata enabled precision agriculture services in Africa.… Read more →

Pre-register: 5th International Trade Show (Nigeria agrofood 2019)

agrofood is Nigeria’s 5th international trade show on agriculture, food processing & packaging, ingredients, bakery & confectionery and food & hospitality. The March 26-28, 2019 event features country pavilions from Austria, Belarus, China, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, South Africa, Switzerland and Turkey. Eight official country pavilions will be present in 2019, namely from Belarus, China, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland… Read more →

Who are Annual Institutional Partners (AIPs) of Agricinghana Media?

With a 7-year footprint deep into the agriculture and media communities, Agricinghana Media has managed to build powerful and purposeful platforms to enable valuable connections. One of the key drivers of our work is the awesome support we receive from our Annual Institutional Partners (AIPs) in Ghana, US, and Europe. Annual Institutional Partners of Agricinghana Media are our proud institutional… Read more →

Agricinghana Media News Coverage in 2019

Happy new year our valued readers! What would you like to see us at Agricinghana Media cover (or write more about) this year? Email us your feedback: Editor@agricinghana.com Alternatively, you may WhatsApp your feedback to the Farmer Helpline: 0500000996 Click to download the Android package ( Apk) of Agricinghana Media News App. With a 7-year footprint deep into the agriculture… Read more →

Entering 2019? Delve into your agribusiness passion now!

2019 is almost here with us. 2018 might have been a disappointing one for agribusiness entrepreneurs and ventures in Ghana due to loss of crops, unsuccessful fundraising, et al. Here are top 8 suggestions compiled by our journalists and Editors to help you succeed in your agribusiness journey in 2019. It includes a mix of suggestions and upcoming events to… Read more →

AgNews Snippets -Week 51

Curated news items on the agricultural scene in Ghana by Editors and Journalists at Agricinghana Media for Week 51.   SyeComp is recruiting for Senior Software Engineers for the company for its Accra and Nairobi offices Interested? Check out the job requirements in the weblink below. Weblink    Ghana’s First lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo has been named as the Nutrition… Read more →

Electronic Trading on the Ghana Commodity Exchange

On November 6, 2018, Ghana recorded the first ever electronic trading of a commodity. The Ghana Commodity Exchange (GCX), a national multi commodity exchange commenced trading in spot contracts for maize – a move that would help farmers get the true value of their goods. The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was present to deliver the keynote… Read more →