Category: NEWS

Lands Commission to cuts delays and corruption with new system

As part of government’s digital Ghana agenda, the Lands Commission has hinted that it is near the completion of a digital system that promises to cut delays and corruption in the land administration processes. The upcoming digital system, dubbed the Ghana Enterprise Land Information System (GELIS), is one of the key interventions designed to reduce the turnaround time, bureaucracies and… Read more →

Accra Brewery powers Tindongo farmers with irrigation system

Accra Brewery Limited’s (ABL) Eagle Farmer Project has provided farmers in Tindongo, Upper East Region, with a solar-powered irrigation system, delivering on the company’s commitment to invest in a Growing World where everyone has the opportunity to improve their livelihood. The GHC 80,000.00 facility which consists of a newly-constructed furrow irrigation system and a solar-powered mechanised borehole, is intended to… Read more →

1-District-1-Warehouse Launched

October 18, 2017: President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo cut the sod to mark the beginning of the implementation of the warehouse component (1-District-1-Warehouse) of the government’s Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP). The president cut the sod for the commencement of the Project at Ejura, in the Ashanti Region The purpose of these warehouses would be to handle produce, as well… Read more →

Ghanaian farmers committed to embracing GMO and Conventional products concurrently

Farmer representatives present at a workshop on biotechnology (popularly called GMO) and biosafety issues held on October 13 expressed their willingness to adopt biotechnology cropping. This is to enable them obtain superior crop yields to improve Ghana’s agrifood system. As a safeguard measure, they also intend continuing with their conventional farming methods, rivet, and scale their farming operations for the… Read more →

Beige Foundation Expands Knowledge Bank of Young Agribusiness Entrepreneurs

The Beige Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of the Beige Group, in collaboration with Africa Lead has organised a free 5-day training bootcamp for agricultural entrepreneurs (agripreneurs) at the Oak Plaza hotel, Accra. Dubbed the “Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship Development Bootcamp 2017”, the program aim to support  youth, women, and entrepreneurs to startup and expand agribusinesses along profitable value chains.… Read more →

Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture in Ghana-Partner Agtech Companies

Agriculture is honked as the backbone of Ghana’s economy, providing livelihoods for the vast majority of the population, and employing nearly 50% of the nation’s labour force in small family farms. The greater part of production is generated through rain-fed farming. According to Agricinghana Media research output, in 2010 the area under crop production was estimated at 3.6 million hectares;… Read more →

Weather forecast information for farmers in Ghana

It rained pretty heavy today and vegetable farmers around Dzorwulu, East Legon, Labone, Weija and Sakumono (in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana) were caught off guard. The need for timely and reliable weather forecast information to farmers’ cellphones to prioritise farming activities is very essential. One of our partner organisations, Syecomp Ghana Ltd, is offering 50% weekly and daily… Read more →

Marshall Plan for Agriculture in Ghana: Unveiled in 2018 Budget

¬ Duties on agro-processing equipment and machinery to be removed ¬ Massive road construction and irrigation in food basket areas ¬ Pension scheme for cocoa farmers, et al Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said government will use the 2018 budget, scheduled to be presented to Parliament in a month’s time, to support an ambitious agriculture transformation agenda. The Vice President… Read more →

Low education among female farmers worrying-SARI

Low level of education among women farmers, mostly in rural areas, is affecting their ability to adopt modern technologies, thereby limiting their yields and incomes. The situation, which is rife in most parts of the country, has also been identified as one of the major causes of food insecurity, leading to high poverty rates especially in the rural parts of… Read more →

Ghana Green Label Scheme

  Certification of produce for the domestic market is one of the requirements needed in the domestic fruits and vegetable market to realise the full potential of Ghana’s Horticulture Industry. The Green Label Scheme entails conformity, accepted and standard practices needed for exported products. This will lead to good agricultural practices needed to meet international standards The Ghana Green Label Scheme… Read more →