Category: NEWS

Ghana Cocoa Board project to empower 20,000 Ghanaian youth

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) says it intends to engage an estimated 20,000 Ghanaian youth this year to pollinate cocoa farms as part of measures to increase yield to meet the production target of one million tonnes. Emmanuel Opoku, Head of Cocoa Health and Extension Service Division of COCOBOD, who made the announcement, said the decline in pollinating insects in… 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 →

What do you know about Ghana’s Agro-ecological Zones?

The agricultural sector in Ghana contributes about 38 % of the GDP, employs 45% of the active population (about 60% of the rural labour force), accounts for about 75% of the export earnings, and contributes to meeting more than 90% of the food needs. On the basis of present projections and the priorities set in the country’s strategy for growth… Read more →

Betway to make inroads in Ghana with impact support for Agribusinesses and Sports

Betway, the global online betting multinational, intends to expand its operations in Ghana by supporting social impact agribusinesses to boost operations. With more than 65 per cent of Ghana’s population operating in the agricultural value chain, support from companies like Betway will positively impact the sector by enriching the sector’s growth and create more jobs for numerous unemployed Ghanaian graduate… Read more →

Advisory Tips: Fall Armyworm (FAW) on Farms

We have received reports ( from farmers) of the emergence of Fall Armyworm across some farming communities in Ghana. Note: Fall Armyworm (FAW) causes damage by feeding on both vegetative and reproductive structures of crops. Remember: Early detection of fall armyworm infestation on your farm is key. Make sure you undertake effective monitoring and use the threshold criteria to determine… Read more →

Reversing Africa’s cocoa paradox: A new call to action

“What’s the brain surgery in making chocolates? The price of cocoa beans always falls, but never the price of chocolates” – Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank Around the world, chocolate in all shapes and sizes symbolize Easter and bring joy to millions of kids and adults alike. And the demand for chocolate will most likely continue to increase, according… Read more →

Weather Forecast (April 04, 2018): Agona Swedru

Weather Forecast for, Agona Swedru (5.53, -0.70)-in Central Region: Very hot during the day (34C) and warm at night (24C). It will rain (76% chance), wind is normal (3km). Wish to subscribe for location-specific weather forecast for your farming community? Contact the Weather Service Provider at Email: Team@syecomp.com Farmer Helpline: 0500000996 Read more →

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Fall Armyworm-Agronomic Tips for Maize Crop

Fall Armyworm (FAW) causes damage by feeding on both vegetative and reproductive structures. FAW on Maize Damage to the leaves of maize does not necessarily cause a loss of yield because the plant is able to compensate for at least some loss of leaf area. This may lead to inaccurate perceptions of loss, and economically unnecessary interventions. Numerous synthetic pesticides… Read more →

“BAN” on Frozen Carcass Importation: An Illusion or Reality?

Opinion Piece written by: Osmond E. Datsomor and Louis-Opoku Mensah The Government of Ghana (GOG), according to Dr. Gyiele Nurah – Minister of State at the Presidency in charge of Food and Agriculture has instituted a “ban” on the importation of frozen carcass into the country. He said this at the 2nd Poultry Value Chain (POVAC) fair held in Sunyani. This… Read more →