Category: NEWS

Ghana: Cocoa buying season is imminent

The World’s second-biggest cocoa producer after neighboring Ivory Coast, secured last week USD 1.3 billion syndicated facility from international banks to kick off the season. Ghana expects to produce about 900,000 MT of cocoa this year. Why should I care? Such fund injection will boost Ghana’s foreign exchange reserves and stabilise the wobbling country’s currency, the Cedi. Editor@agricinghana.com FarmerHelpline: 0500000996… Read more →

Launch Event: Miss Agriculture Ghana

Miss Agriculture Ghana, a flagship programme of UWAD Foundation, announces the event launching scheduled to come off at Airport View Hotel on September 8, 2018 at 8:30am. To sponsor Miss Agriculture Ghana, kindly send an email to: missuwad@gmail.com Talk to Esther at +233240042313 / +233541956735 Agricinghana Media is a media partner to Miss Agriculture Ghana event! Email: Editor@agricinghana.com Farmer Helpline: 0500000996 Read more →

Job Opportunity: Agriculture Technology Advisor-GIZ Ghana

Published and disseminated by Agricinghana Media The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) draws on a wealth of regional and technical expertise, as well as tried and tested management know-how. As a federal enterprise, we support the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ offers customized solutions to complex challenges.… Read more →

Farmers of infested cocoa trees get cash compensation

The Government has begun cutting down diseased and moribund cocoa trees in Sefwi Wiaso in the Western Region. More that 11 million disease infested cocoa trees will go down in the country-wide exercise being spear-headed by the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD). The affected cocoa farmers will earn GHC 552.00 per hectare of their cocoa farm as compensation package. Land owners… Read more →

Strengthening Farmer-Based Organizations in Ghana

Most Farmer-Based Organisations (FBOs) and Farmer-Based Cooperatives (FBCs) lay comatose in breadbasket areas in Ghana for decades. Numerous International Development support projects have been implemented over the years to setup and grow smallholder farmer unions in Ghana but they have largely been unsustainable when the project funding ends and most become briefcase entities. Noteworthy examples includes US Government-MIDA funded Commercial… Read more →

Reorienting Agriculture in Ghana: Miss Agriculture Ghana

Auditions for the first Agro beauty pageant in Ghana, Miss Agriculture Ghana is scheduled for Saturday, 11th of August 2018 at the Resource Center of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Accra. Miss Agriculture Ghana is an initiative of the Uniting Women for Agricultural Development (UWAD) Foundation in collaboration with the Women in Agricultural Development (WIAD) Under the Ministry… Read more →

Satellite Technology Program Launches to Support Ghana’s Smallholder Cocoa Farmers

  ACCRA-July 19, 2018: SAT4Farming, an initiative to reach thousands of small-scale cocoa producers with information and services to improve their productivity and sustainability, was announced today. It is designed to use digital technology and satellite imagery to create individual Farm Development Plans (FDPs) that guide farmers over a seven-year period. The digital FDPs provide a planning and monitoring tool,… Read more →

Miss Agriculture Ghana 2018-Apply Now!

Do you have a project? An idea that can solve a problem along Ghana’s agricultural value chain and create meaningful jobs for women? Then, fill this form to audition for Miss Agriculture Ghana! Miss Agriculture Ghana is spearheaded by Uniting  Women for Agricultural Development Foundation (UWAD).     Agricinghana Media is a media partner to UWAD. Editor@agricinghana.com Farmer Helpline: 0500000996 Read more →

Weather Forecast: Gyakiti (Eastern Region)

Monday July 9, 2018: Weather forecast for Gyakiti [6.4, 0.06667],  a farming community in the Eastern Region: Warm during the day (28C) and cool at night (21C). It will rain (91% chance), wind is normal (3km). To request for context-specific weather forecast for your farming community, please email: Team@syecomp.com Read more →

Tilapia Lake Virus Scare: Ghana Bans Tilapia and Ornamental Imports

Press Release: Published by Agricinghana Media Tilapia Lake Virus is a newly emerging virus that is associated with significant mortalities in farmed tilapia. The attention of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MoFAD) has been drawn to the fact that, cases have been reported across Africa, Asia, and South America that the virus represents a huge risk to the… Read more →